Mental health medicines optimisation

This project will explore what matters most for people when using medicines after being discharged from a mental health hospital.

Feedback from these interviews will be used to help develop a guide to help people with mental illness and their carers manage medicines safely, and in the best way after they leave hospital.

This project is being carried out by a team of researchers at The University of Manchester and is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care research’s School for Primary Care.


  • Aged 18+
  • Live in England or Wales
  • Have lived experience of mental illness, or cared for someone who does

In the last five years:

  • Have had at least one discharge from a mental health hospital
  • Have been prescribed medicines to treat mental illness after discharge



  • Online (vis ZOOM or Microsoft Teams), by telephone or face-to-face


  • Attending and contributing to an interview (approx. 1 hour) to explore your experiences.

Participants will receive a £25 voucher for their time.

Recruiting until

  • 30 April 2024

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