Improving the health of people with mental and physical health problems - what are the most important questions for research?

We want to give people living with both mental and physical health problems, their families, and the health and social care professionals who treat and support them, a voice in deciding the most important questions to be answered by future research.

Over 100 people living with mental and physical health problems, informal caregivers, and health and social care professionals, responded to our first survey. They suggested a wide range of topics that were important to them.

Our Mental Health theme have turned those responses into a list questions which, if examined by research, could make a real difference to peoples’ lives. In this second survey we would like people to tell us which 20 questions they think are the most important. We will use the results to identify priorities for future research.

You can take part in this online survey here:

The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete and you do not need to give your name or contact details (paper copies available on request).

Dr Liz Newbronner, who is leading this project comments “it is really great to be working with communities and partner organisation from across Yorkshire and Humber, to prioritise the research that is needed to improve the health of people with mental and physical health problems”.

Our priority setting Steering Group, which includes people with experience of mental health problems and clinicians, continues to provide excellent guidance throughout the priority setting process.