SUGAR, City University London
Group type: 4. Free-standing organisation
Named contact: Prof Alan Simpson
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone: 020 7040 5937
Centre for Mental Health Research
School of Health Sciences
City University London
Remit of the group
SUGAR provides a consultancy and collaboration service for researchers in City University London and East London NHS Foundation Trust who wish to gain advice and input into aspects of the design of their projects from members of the public with lived experience of mental health services, either as service users or as carers. The members of the group have also written journal papers and given conference workshops, presentations and posters. The group is mental health specific.
Frequency of meetings
Meetings are held monthly, with a break in August.
Who can consult the group?
Researchers based at or collaborating with the Centre for Mental Health Research in the School of Health Sciences, City University London or at the East London Foundation NHS Trust may consult the group, subject to prior discussion and arrangement with Alan Simpson.
East London NHS Foundation Trust R&D Newsletter Autumn 2013
East London NHS Foundation Trust R&D Newsletter Spring 2014
Simpson, A., Jones, J., Barlow, S., Cox, L., & Service User and Carer Group Advising on Research (SUGAR). (2014).
Adding SUGAR: Service User and Carer Collaboration in Mental Health Nursing Research. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 52(1), 22-30.doi:10.3928/02793695-20131126-04
Humm, R., & Simpson, A. (2014). Users of Mental Health Services as Peer Support Providers and Research Collaborators. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 52(1), 3-4. doi:10.3928/02793695-20131126-01
Humm, R. (2014). Hats. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 52(1), 5-6. doi:10.3928/02793695-20131126-02
More about the group (optional)
The SUGAR project was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) scheme (RP-PG-0707-100810707-10081) www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/fundingdetails.htm?postid=2219.
This grant funded a programme of research led by Professor Len Bowers, entitled ‘Reducing Conflict and Containment in Psychiatry’. SUGAR was established in 2009 and is facilitated by Professor Alan Simpson.
From October 2014, SUGAR will be supported jointly by the School of Health Sciences, City University London and East London NHS Foundation Trust. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, the Department of Health, City University London or East London NHS Foundation Trust.