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Award win for project providing E-support to families and friends of people affected by psychosis

Jacqueline Sin, Professor of Mental Health Nursing at City, and the EFFIP Project Reference Group win this year’s NIHR CRN Mental Health McPin and MQ Service User and Carer Involvement in Research Award.

by Shamim Quadir (Senior Communications Officer)

The EFFIP (E-support for Families and Friends of Individuals affected by Psychosis) project aims to develop and evaluate an online intervention providing peer support, information, and coping strategies to promote the wellbeing of families and friends of individuals affected by psychosis.

On 26th October, the EFFIP Project Reference Group won this year’s National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) Mental Health McPin and MQ Service User and Carer Involvement in Research Award.

The award aims to recognise the achievements of researchers who involve service users, carers and the public in each stage of the research process – from initial design and participation, to the evaluation of outcomes. The award also celebrates the dedication and diligence of the public who get involved in mental health studies and make a difference to the development of new care and treatments.

Speaking to the NIHR CRN, Jacqueline Sin, Professor of Mental Health Nursing at City, University of London and chief-investigator on the EFFIP Project, said:

“On behalf of everyone of the EFFIP Project Reference Group, thank you very much for this amazing NIHR CRN Mental Health McPin and MQ Service Users and Carers Involvement in Research Award. Thank you.

This award recognises the commitment and quality of service user, carer, and public involvement we have integrated into every step of the EFFIP Project, over the last 5 years. These contributions ensure our research outputs so much more useful and meaningful for carers who support their loved ones.

Professor Debra Salmon, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London said:

“Congratulations to Professor Sin and her team on their fantastic achievement.  It is a real demonstration of the values of care and empathy we hold at the very heart of SHS and our commitment to world-leading research that makes an important impact on the lives of individuals, their families and communities."

Watch the team's response to winning the award:

Find out more

To find out more about this year’s award, and award partners visit the NIHR CRN website. 

Visit the Division of Nursing at City, University of London.
Visit the Centre for Mental Health Research at City, University of London.

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