Police Knowledge Fund workshop on Vulnerability

A workshop for the Police Knowledge Fund projects was held at the University of York on 29th November. With the overarching discussion theme of Vulnerability, representatives of the Police Knowledge Fund projects presented on the background of their projects, their research progress, issues faced and future plans. This workshop was a very valuable chance to connect with other researchers and …

November newsletter

The November newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams. A workshop for Police Knowledge Fund projects was held at the University of York on 29th November.With the overarching discussion theme of Vulnerability, representatives of the Police Knowledge Fund projects presented on the background of their projects, their research progress, issues faced …

Together for mental wellbeing

Inspector Bill Scott from North Yorkshire Police explains how the York Pathways project helps ensure that people with multiple vulnerabilities don’t fall through service gaps. http://www.together-uk.org/ouryear/15-16/bill.php 30 November 2016

October newsletter

The October newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams. We delivered three one-day training courses on research methods to 42 senior police officers and police staff from NYP over the period 18-20 October. The two papers reporting on the systematic review of mental health training interventions for non-mental health trained professionals …

Keir Starmer lecture

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will deliver the inaugural North Yorkshire Police lecture next month. Rearranged from May, the lecture, now entitled Policing and security in a post-Brexit world, will be given at the University of York on 11 November. Since 2015, Sir Keir Starmer has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras. He was the Director of …

September newsletter

The September newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams. We are in the process of holding debriefing sessions with the mental health professionals who delivered the Connect mental health training for front-line officers. The Masterclass in research methods was delivered to senior leaders within North Yorkshire Police on 8 September. We’ve …

Using research evidence to improve outcomes for all

The Connect team in the York Trials Unit presented at the What Works Global Summit 2016 in London 26-28 September. Their poster, Policing and mental health: using research evidence to improve outcomes for all, outlined the four systematic reviews being undertaken as part of Connect, and detailed the challenges each has overcome in this co-production project. https://www.wwgs2016.org/ 29 September 2016

August newsletter

The August newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams. Delivery of the Connect mental health training package is now complete. Arabella Clarke is presenting ‘Methodological and practical challenges of undertaking a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) in a non-clinical setting’ at the RCTs in the social sciences annual conference on the 8th …

Sharing our experience of an RCT in the Police setting

The 11th annual Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences Conference is being held on 7, 8 and 9 September 2016 at the University of York. The conference provides a forum for sharing expertise, interests, and concerns about conducting trials in all fields of social sciences. Members of the York Trials Unit Connect team will be presenting an overview of …

July newsletter

The July newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams. In the randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a bespoke mental health training intervention a total of 23 training days have now been delivered by mental health professionals from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.  The partnerships team are looking at …