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The Bridge                                                      Issue 35

Bridging the gap between research and practice

This edition of The Bridge focuses on the Occupation and working with people with psychosis living in the community research programme. There has been a slight hiatus in this programme’s work following the completion of the EAGER project but there have been a number of exciting developments recently.
The Researching Occupation Participation Effectiveness (ROPE) group

Following on from the EAGER project, which is currently being disseminated, a new research group has been formed under the auspices of RCOMH’s Occupation and working with people with psychosis living in the community research programme. 

Read more about ROPE

Developing a measure of participation in mental health

York St John University, UK are employing a research assistant to work on the development a Measure of Participation in Mental Health, with Dr Katrina Bannigan and Dr Jane Cronin-Davis. The successful applicant will work for 0.6 (i.e. three days) of their time on this study, and will support other academics in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences with other projects for the other two days of their post. This is an excellent development opportunity for anyone considering a research post and/or undertaking a PhD in the future. The post will be advertised in the near future.

Refocus: Research into recovery

The next Refocus on recovery conference will be held on 5th-7th March 2012. The call for papers has recently closed .

Read more about Refocus on recovery

Information about current National Institute for Health Research research

In the UK the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) now brings together government support for research in the NHS in England, through the NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (CRNCC). A new system for recording research conducted by the NIHR has been established.

Sarah Cook explains more here

Spotlight on Research

Earlier in the year the American Journal of Occupational Therapy published a special issue on Mental Health. As well as the systematic review on activity based group work published by Alison Bullock and Katrina Bannigan, two other systematic reviews were also published. One is reviewed in this edition of The Bridge and the other will be published in a later edition of The Bridge focused on work, mental health and well being. Gibson et al 2011 conducted a systematic review of recovery which is discussed by Dr Katrina Bannigan, The Director of RCOMH.

Read the review

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