Mental health and dementia research

We focus on all aspects of the research process from design and delivery of new mental health and dementia research studies to putting our research findings into practice.

Research clinics

Our research clinics are where clinicians work with service users and researchers to help us test out new therapies and treatments. The clinics are one example of how we bring research and new treatments directly to patients, while developing an evidence base for new interventions. 

Research themes

The research themes we're currently working on include: 

  • Approaches to involvement and recovery 
  • Children and young person's mental health 
  • Dementia and older people's mental health 
  • Learning disabilities 
  • Mood and anxiety 
  • Brain and body
  • Personality, emergency and complex care 
  • Sussex psychosis research interest group

Get involved by taking part in a research study.  This can include taking part in a new therapy, completing questionnaires, attending an interview or focus group, or trying a new drug. We have a number of mental health and dementia research studies that are actively recruiting.

We work with a range of research partners like NHS Trusts and universities, including the Centre for Dementia Studies.

Through these collaborations, we share expertise and develop and deliver research studies to address issues that affect people who use our services. By working together we've secured investment to build our research infrastructure, including a £9 million investment for the Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey & Sussex (ARC KSS).