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Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)


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.

The unit champions service user involvement in all aspects of research. SURE is established on the premise that the research priorities and perspectives of service users are different from those of people who work in mental health services, and from those of people with a solely academic background. Our aim is therefore to involve service users in a collaborative way in the whole research process: from design to data collection, through to data analysis and dissemination of results.

SURE employs 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.

Contact Details

020 7848 5104 General enquiries



PO29, Centre for Innovation & Evaluation in Mental Health (CIEMH), Health Service & Population Research Dept, Institute of Psychiatry, David Goldberg Centre, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF

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Disabled Access:
Wheelchair accessible, with adapted toilets.

Rail: Denmark Hill Buses: 468, 176, 68, 40

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Last updated:
8th May 2018