Following the announcement that NewMind had been awarded subsequent funding from the EPSRC, the Launch of NewMind Plus took place in May 2016. With this funding NewMind plans to award grants to up to 12 exploratory / feasibility projects (up to £15k), together with larger grant support (up to £45k) for up to four of these initial projects.
The mechanism for developing these proposal ideas is through a series of Sandpit events for which this workshop acted as the first. Drawing together clinicians, researchers, patient representative groups and service users, industry partners and NHS organisations to develop project proposals. The ‘Sandpit’ took place over 2 days – the afternoon of the first day being devoted to developing proposals and involving network members from all backgrounds followed by a session the following morning for a deep dive to further explore the underlying EPS Research Challenges for each proposal.
The workshop agenda is available here.