Be part of research
You can join a range of studies at CPFT to be part of our research. Everyone volunteering for research makes a real difference in helping to find new treatments and therapies, and increasing knowledge about different health conditions. Without our amazing volunteers, research at CPFT would not be possible!
There are lots of ways to be part of research by taking a survey with us, signing up to test a new therapy, volunteering for a clinical trial to find new treatments, or taking part in interviews and tests with researchers. You can choose how much time you spend in a study and can leave at any time.
Current studies to join or volunteer for are advertised on this page. Please let family and friends know about any studies they might be interested in, and check back for the latest opportunities.
Psychological impact of Covid-19 survey
Share how Covid-19 has affected your mental health and wellbeing
CPFT researchers are working with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to understand how Covid-19 has impacted everybody's mental health and wellbeing, and what has helped people to cope.
This is the third round of the global Psychological impact of Covid-19 survey which launched last year, and anyone over 16 in the UK can take part for the first time, or take this round of the survey to update researchers.
The questionnaire only takes around 15 minutes to complete and they need as many people as possible with different experiences to take part, to understand how the pandemic and restrictions have affected everyone, and what can support resilience and protect people's mental health in future.
Please say you heard about this survey from CPFT to help researchers track people taking part.
Volunteer for Insight mental health study by June
CPFT's Windsor Research Unit is working with the Inflammation and Psychiatry Research Group to investigate if an anti-inflammatory drug (tocilizumab) can help reduce symptoms of depression.
They hope to help around a third of depressed people who do not get better with antidepressants, but show signs of inflammation.
They need volunteers aged 20-55 years with depression, currently taking an antidepressant. but with no infection or antibiotic treatment in the last four weeks.
Join GLAD study to help beat anxiety and depression
Take part in the national GLAD study with CPFT, and contribute to the biggest project ever to find the Genetic Links for Anxiety and Depression.
40,000 people are needed (aged 16+, living in the UK) who have experienced clinical levels of depression and/or anxiety. Sign up online here: http://gladstudy.org.uk
If you take part, please record that you heard about the GLAD study from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) in the questionnaire.
Please share the details with family, friends and colleagues and retweet @CPFT_Research.
ESCAPE: Smoking cessation and mental health
Health professionals are invited to share your views on smoking cessation in mental health care, what works and what doesn't. Staff can take part in this online survey with the University of Bath on training and support to help people with mental illness stop smoking. Please share the link and complete in full to win a £100 voucher of your choice.
PATHFINDER trial for brighter days with dementia
The Windsor Research Unit is running a study to find out if Problem Adaptation Therapy (PATH) can be used in the NHS to help manage depressive symptoms in people with mild to moderate dementia. They're looking for people over fifty years old living at home who have:
- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or mixed AD
- Symptoms of depression and low mood
- A family caregiver to attend treatment sessions as a co-therapist
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01223 219531 if you would like to know more or refer anyone who could benefit from this research.
HOMESIDE study: music and reading for dementia
CPFT is running this research project in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University.to investigate how music and reading activities can help people, and their carers, live well with dementia. It involves a twelve week programme with remote, virtual training sessions and people can take part in comfort at home.
Please check the criteria and flyer below and if you care for or know someone who could benefit, get in touch with the Windsor Research Unit research team: email@example.com / 01223 219531.
Lewy body dementia research
People living with this type of dementia, carers and families can volunteer with the Lewy body dementia research team at CPFT and the University of Cambridge, to help improve diagnosis, monitoring, care and treatment.
Lead research nurse Allison Bentley supports volunteers and carers taking part in Lewy body dementia research and sharing their experiences. Contact Allison for more information or to join a study: Allison.Bentley@cpft.nhs.uk