Our research

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Thanks to Angie Culham who took part in the SLOMO trial and is working with Kathy Greenwood to help share the feedback. The positive She has spoken to the Worthing Herald see here:

https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/health/pioneering-therapy-involving-phone-app-helps-worthing-woman-combat-paranoid-thinking-3208928

SlowMo is an evidence-based digitally supported therapy for paranoia, which combines face-to-face brief therapy with interactive technology.  Using a mobile app, People learn to slow down for a moment using personalised safer thoughts which helps people feel safer in daily life. Therapy was focussed on helping people to become aware of and change fast thinking habits which our previous research has shown to contribute to paranoia.  The results indicated that the treatment was effective, in part, by helping people to slow down their thinking and worry less. SlowMo’s clinically worthwhile results, extremely high satisfaction from people receiving the therapy, strong therapy fidelity and innovative technology means it is suitable for rolling out in the NHS. We are now planning a project to optimise and implement SlowMo so more people can benefit from this new therapy in the NHS.

Our Research Studies

Research can be about taking part in a new therapy, completing questionnaires, attending an interview or focus group, or trying a new drug. We have a broad range of research studies at Sussex Partnership. You can see our leaflet which summarises our mental health research studies here or find out more about  individual studies by clicking on the yellow tab below.

Our mental health research studies 

We carry out research into dementia to help improve the care and outcomes for people with dementia. You can see our leaflet which summarises our dementia research studies here or find out more about individual studies by clicking on the yellow tab below. 

Dementia research studies

If you would like to receive updates about our research news and studies, please join our Research Network .

If you are interested in dementia research across the country, you can also sign up to Join Dementia Research to stay in touch with what's happening. Join Dementia Research is funded by the Department of Health and delivered in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society.

Participant Research Experience Survey
If you have taken part in one of our studies, we would really like to hear your feedback:

Participant research experience survey 

The information you provide will be collected by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network and will be treated in the strictest confidence. It will not affect any of your further treatment or any future participation in a research study. It will help us grow and develop the way we do our research and the way we involve participants. Participant responses received so far suggested three areas for us to focus on:

  1. Knowing about research - making sure you know about research on offer and opportunities to take part
  2. Communicating and disemminating findings - making sure we communicate with you and reach out to hard to communities who don't know about our research. 
  3. The research experience - telling people about what it's like to take part in research.

We are taking these actions forward in partnership with patients and representatives from BAME and young people's networks.