Service User Research Enterprise (SURE), Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contact: Prof. Diana Rose

Email address:

Telephone: 020 7848 5066


PO34, Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)

Health Service & Population Research Department

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London

David Goldberg Centre

De Crespigny Park



Remit of the group

This is a permanent research group within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. The group carries out research projects, aiming to do research from the service user-perspective. SURE works with the rest of the Institute, for example, advising on how to involve service users in their research.

Some projects carried out by SURE are national, while a few are international. Service users are also involved in promoting the research, including giving talks overseas.

Frequency of meetings


Who can consult the group?

Any researcher can consult the group.



More about the group (optional)

The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) undertakes research that tests the effectiveness of services and treatments from the perspective of people with mental health problems and their carers.

SURE is the largest unit within a university worldwide to employ people who have both research skills and first-hand experience of mental health services and treatments. We carry out service user led studies as well as collaborations with academics in all aspects of mental health research. We also play a part in developing service user researchers through graduate training and opportunities to learn new research skills. For academics wanting to involve service users in their own projects we provide specific advice on issues such as good practice in our local advice clinic.

SURE is led by two co-directors: Professor Diana Rose and Professor Til Wykes.