The #MentalHealthResearchMatters campaign is an eight week digital conversation celebrating the work of mental health researchers. Running from 10 October to 1 December 2022, it aims to spark discussion about why mental health research matters, what good mental health research looks like and how we can all get involved to make a difference.

Our research priorities fully align with the key themes of this campaign and we support the drive to:

  • place clients’ lived experience at the centre of everything we do, from research design to delivery and dissemination
  • increase investment and focus on research relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • develop high-impact research networks, collaborations, and partnerships
  • embrace multidisciplinary approaches to mental health research and encourage innovation in methodology

Check out our blogs, videos and resources below to find out more about the work we’re doing in these areas and why our research matters for shaping the future direction of the counselling and psychotherapy professions. We'll be adding new posts regularly throughout the campaign.

Graphic of multi-racial group of people in car captioned We're taking part in Mental Health Research Matters

Find out more about Mental Health Research Matters

Join the conversation

The Mental Health Research Matters website has lots of suggestions on how you can get involved. Join in the social media campaign or you can attend one of their free webinars on mental health research priority areas.

We’ll be getting involved on our social media channels so you can show your support by liking or sharing our posts. Or you can highlight your own counselling research using the hashtag #MentalHealthResearchMatters

Follow the conversation on Twitter