If you have been discharged from hospital within the last FIVE years can you help?
My name is Sarah Rae and I work as a service user researcher. Some years ago, I was discharged from a psychiatric ward which was a difficult process. Readjusting to living in the community was also very challenging. This is one of the reasons I have initiated a project which aims to help people transition more easily from inpatient mental health settings to the community. Research suggests that many other service users struggle with being discharged and do not feel adequately supported. The aim of the project is to improve the discharge experience for everyone.
I am collaborating with academic researchers from two universities, a frontline staff nurse, a research clinical psychologist and a consultant psychiatrist. People with lived experience of mental health challenges will be actively involved throughout the project.
If you have been discharged from a mental health hospital, within the last five years, I would be very grateful if you could complete this short anonymous survey. Your unique insights will help us to understand the key issues and shape the research from a livid experience perspective.
You can access the survey HERE