Mental illness and medicine safety

This project will explore experiences of medication safety issues for people with mental illness and/or their carers, including what contributes to them feeling safe or unsafe when accessing and using medicines outside of hospital.

Findings from this project will be used to inform improvements to medicine safety. It is being carried out as part of PhD thesis and led by a team of researchers based at The University of Manchester.


  • Aged 18+
  • Have a confirmed psychiatric diagnosis that is managed with psychotropic medication (eg antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood-stabilisers etc)


  • Carers of people with mental illness who meet the above criteria.


  • Online (via Zoom)


  • Attending and contributing to a focus group session (approx. 2 hours)
  • Participants will receive £25 per hour for their contribution (total, £50).

Recruiting until

  • 31 August 2023

Want to take part or learn more?