Involving Relatives in the Healthcare Team

Funded by the Violet and Milo Cripps Charitable Trust in memory of Lord Milo Douglas who had bipolar disorder and died by suicide in 2009, aged 34, this study aims to enhance our understanding of the inter- and intrapersonal barriers and facilitators to involving relatives in mental healthcare, and the impact that communication in mental healthcare settings may have on the course of BD and the family's overall wellbeing.

We are interested in learning more about the information and support that relatives of people with BD may need to enhance their own and their relativesí functioning. The focus is on the triangle of care in BD, consisting of service users, relatives, and health professionals. The understanding gained from such a project will help to inform the development of effective psychosocial approaches to enhance the collaborative working across these three groups.

Get involved

Recruitment for this study is now complete. If you would like further information about the study, please contact:

Gerasimos Chatzidamianos
Email: g.chatzidamianos@lancaster.ac.uk
Telephone: 01524 592881

Get involved

We welcome interest from individuals who have experienced bipolar mood fluctuations, their relatives, friends, partners, carers as well as individuals who are interested in mental health research but have not experienced mental illness. Volunteers are vital for improving our understanding about the experience and management of Bipolar Disorder.

If you would like to find out more about Spectrum Centre research and get involved, visit Spectrum Connect.

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