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.
Mental health research matters for clinical practice
BACP Senior Research Fellow Dr George Salaminios talks about his research work which supports better mental health outcomes for clients. #MentalHealthResearchMatters
Bridging gaps to accessing therapy
BACP Research Fellow Jenny O'Donnell describes her work to support older people, care home workers and those with dementia. #MentalHealthResearchMatters
Counselling for children and young people
Watch our Senior Research Fellow Charlie Duncan talking about two collaborative research projects into counselling for children and young people. #MentalHealthResearchMatters
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