Get involved

Would you like to get involved and help our research team? 

Take a look at our studies which are open to our service users below.

SEAMLESS Project: Help your ambulance service improve the care offered to young people in a mental health-related emergency

Are you aged 16 – 25? Have you had contact with EEAST for an issue related to your mental health within the past 2 years? Would you be interested in sharing your experience of the care you received to help make a difference to the service we provide?

We are working together with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) to carry out a service evaluation of the support provided by the ambulance service to young people experiencing an emergency related to their mental health.

SEAMLESS (Service Evaluation of Ambulance MentaL health Emergency and crisiS Support) is a project designed to help us understand young people’s views of the emergency care they received, to guide services on how to better support those in mental health crisis in the future.

If you choose to get involved with SEAMLESS, you will be invited to take part in a one-off interview covering:

  • Your expectations of the care you would receive from the ambulance service.
  • Your views on the emergency care you received.
  • Your opinion on how the support offered by the ambulance service for young people in mental health crises could be improved.

You will receive a £20 high street voucher to thank you for your involvement.

If you are interested in taking part in SEAMLESS or would like more information, please contact Helen Nicholls (Assistant Psychologist) via helen.nicholls@nsft.nhs.uk or call 01603 974694 for more information on the SEAMLESS project

National Health Data Consent Survey (The CLIMB Project)

Researchers based at the University of Cambridge are seeking your views on:

  • How do you think health data should be shared and used?
  • How should your NHS/HSC health data be shared?
  • What consent should be given?
  • Who should share your health data?

If you live in any part of the UK and you are over 16 years old (or under 16 with parent/guardian consent) you can take part in the CLIMB Project survey.

Further information and access to the survey is via www.climbproject.org.uk.

The survey is anonymous and should take only 20 minutes to complete.

When it asks you where you heard about the CLIMB Project, please select EEAST!