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Find out about mental health research at open day

12 Sep 2014

The trust’s research and development team, based at Lakeside Mental Health Unit in Hounslow, will be highlighting their work and the medical trials that are currently ongoing across the trust during this Saturday’s open day at West Middlesex University Hospital (13 September).

The service looks at ways of improving the treatment of a wide variety of mental health problems and translating research into practice.

Three months ago the team moved to purpose built facilities on the West Middlesex Hospital site, allowing them to work more closely with their clinical colleagues in frontline hospital services.

This Saturday they will be showcasing their work to visitors at the hospital’s open day and describing the benefits of becoming a participant in the clinical trials they run.

The trust’s medical director, Dr Nick Broughton, said:  “This event is a fantastic opportunity to work with our clinical colleagues at the West Middlesex Hospital to increase understanding and awareness of our work in this important area.

“We are committed to offering person-centred care.  We do this by closely involving service users and carers in designing research into care that better addresses their needs and we are committed to finding innovative treatments.  We aim to empower service users, which is critical to their recovery.”

Nick added: “In addition to raising awareness regarding our work, we will also be hoping to recruit new participants who are willing to support our research into these conditions. We aim to ensure that today’s research will become tomorrow’s care.”

If you are not able to attend the event but are interested in becoming a participant in the studies, please contact the unit on 020 8483 1833.

For more information, contact the press office on 020 8354 8737 / communications@wlmht.nhs.uk.