New wellbeing research partnership will address the needs of the local population in Berkshire.
The project, called the Reading Resilience Network will connect academics at the University of Reading with NHS practionares and charities, schools and councils.
Through the project, members will have the opportunity to take part in discussions and research. The aim is to ensure that local people are getting the best care possible.
The team at the University of Reading have said they hope that the project will enable more open conversations and empower people to feel more involved in their own health.
Katie Warner, Head of Research and Development at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘There has been a massive change in our understanding of what it means to be resilient over the past five or ten years, and we are only now beginning to catch up to the level of importance that our mental health deserves.
‘Patients are going to be at the heart of the project and will stand to benefit by receiving treatments that are informed by the latest research. We are really excited as the project will give researchers an ongoing understanding of the challenges that clinical staff face and provide an opportunity to work with patients and practitioners to co-design research that gets to the heart of problems specific to our region.
‘This is the next step for work between the University of Reading and Berkshire Healthcare, and we want to invite other organisations who are interested in getting involved in the Reading Resilience Network to get in touch.’
Anyone interested in hearing more about the Reading Resilience Network can also sign up online for updates and news.
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