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 pandemic and experience: An international survey

Anyone aged over 16 in the UK can take part in this global study with CPFT and Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust, to share how Covid-19 is affecting your mental health and wellbeing. The study will give researchers and the NHS a much wider view of how the pandemic and lockdown measures have affected people around the world. This data can then be used to adapt and improve our responses to future crises, and develop a more personalised approach to psychological support.  

If you completed this last year in the first round, thank you! You can also do the second round survey with CPFT to update researchers, and you may have directly received a link to do this.

When you complete the online survey, state that you heard about it from CPFT to help researchers record where people are taking part around the UK. With people in Canada, India, Greece, Singapore, Holland and other countries taking part, the study aims to investigate how the virus has impacted on people's mental health across the UK and also compare it to the impact in different countries. 

Psychological impact of Covid-19 study advert and image link to online survey

HOMESIDE study: music and reading for dementia

CPFT is running this research project in partnership with Anglia Ruskin 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: / 01223 219531.

HOMESIDE study advert and link to Windsor Research Unit email address

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:

Lewy body dementia research advert with photo and contact details for Allison Bentley


As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Patient Advice and Liaison service  Contact the Trust