Please take part in our research
We are looking for thousands of volunteers from across Wales to join the Wales Mental Health Network (WMHN). Read on to find out more and how to take part.
Who can take part?
If you have ever been diagnosed with any of the disorders below, we would love to hear from you.
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), e.g. autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder
- Mood disorders and/or psychosis, e.g. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Dementia, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease.
What does taking part involve?
Taking part involves:
- A brief 20-30 minute meeting with one of our researchers, either at your home or a local NHS clinic
- Providing a small blood sample
- Filling in some questionnaires.
All information you provide is strictly confidential.
We keep all WMHN participants up to date with our progress and findings in our annual newsletter.
Feedback from our volunteers
“I would definitely encourage others to participate. It has the possibility of making a massive difference in years to come for people with mental illness. There is a huge amount to gain.”
“The researcher was a lovely lady. She put me at ease.”
“I found the process easy, quite relaxing and pleasant and I would encourage others to take part in order to make the public aware that there is a problem and mental health should not be a taboo subject.”
How to take part
If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please contact us using the form below. If you are happy to, please include your telephone number.
Alternatively you can contact us at:
National Centre for Mental Health
Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
4th Floor Main Building
University Hospital of Wales
Tel: 44 029 2074 4392
Click on the You Tube link below to hear Professor Nick Craddock, Director of the NCMH, talk about the need for research volunteers.
The WMHN is a patient group which is part of the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH), the NISCHR-funded Biomedical Research Centre. The NCMH is committed to working together with other mental health research groups, including the Mental Health Research Network – Cymru, one of the NISCHR-funded Registered Research Groups.