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DIAMONDS Update 22nd June 2023

Congratulations this week to Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust for completing the first follow-up data collection from our first participant, Well done!

Participant Update - We now have eighty three participants recruited to our DIAMONDS randomised controlled trial! This is 18% of our target, thank you to all of our recruiting sites for your excellent work!

This week DIAMONDS Programme Manager, Jen Brown presented at the joint Humanities Research Centre and the Institute of Mental Health Research event.

Jen shared exciting new developments in the DIAMONDS randomised controlled trial! We have translated our training materials including our DIAMONDS workbook, into Urdu, and will have bilingual coaches ready to deliver our programme. Our next step will be rolling out the materials to enable recruitment of Urdu speaking participants in some of our participating trusts.

York Festival of Ideas 2023 - On Monday 12th June, our very own Claire Carswell, DIAMONDS Research Fellow, chaired a panel discussion on the topic of Reimagining Healthcare: Treating the body and mind.

Last week our very own Claire Carswell, DIAMONDS Research Fellow hosted a panel event as part of York Festival of Ideas discussing the overlap between mental and physical health. The panel included service users, carers, researchers and healthcare professionals.

Members of DIAMONDS Voice, including Gary Hellewell, a service user discussed his own experiences of mental and physical health, and Alison Potts, a carer who described

the difficulties of navigating the healthcare system.

IMRY Director Professor Lina Gega, recollected how, during her time as a mental health nurse, she saw first-hand how untreated physical health problems can have as detrimental an effect on a person as mental health problems.

Ramsha Hussain one of our DIAMONDS Coaches spoke about how more needs to be done to get mental health NHS trusts and acute hospital NHS trusts to work together to coordinate the delivery of effective and comprehensive patient care.

Current sites open for recruitment.

The following sites are currently recruiting:

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