Please note that this is a Fuse Research Programme Meeting – shared on behalf of Fuse, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
The event will be co-delivered by ARC NENC Mental Health Research Fellow, Emma Adams
Exploring and understanding access to community-based mental health and substance use services for people experiencing homelessness
Thursday 9 June, 9:30 to 11:30am
The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle Helix, NE4 5TG
This in-person Fuse Research Programme Meeting brings together Experts by Experience (people with lived experience of homelessness, mental ill-health, and/or substance use), service providers, and academic colleagues to discuss research findings from a study exploring access to community-based mental health and substance use services for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will showcase the co-produced findings from interviews with 26 people experiencing homelessness and 19 people who provide support, and will include an opportunity to see the findings brought to life as colour illustrations.
This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the findings, insights from Experts by Experience on shaping the research project, and end with thoughts from voluntary sector colleagues. There will be discussions throughout the workshop to ensure your voice is heard when creating the recommendations for policy and practice.
Read this Fuse blog post to find out more about the project and how the Experts by Experience have found new ways to share their research findings in an engaging way through visuals.
The meeting offers an opportunity to hear about, and engage with, the emerging findings from this study. Participants will help reflect on the findings, and shape meaningful recommendations for policy, practice and future research in the region. Attendance is for anyone and everyone who is interested in mental health and substance use service provision, health inequalities, and homelessness (e.g. commissioners, providers of services, academics, and members of the public).
- Emma Adams – Mental Health Fellow, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC), and former NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) Pre-Doctoral Fellow.
- Steve McKinlay – Chief Executive, Tyne Housing | Non-Executive Director, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Board.
- Experts by Experience – Individuals with lived experience of homelessness, mental ill-health, and/or substance use from Fulfilling Lives Newcastle Gateshead and #HealthNow Newcastle
Led by the Fuse Health Inequalities Research Programme, this event is in partnership with NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC)