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 …

June newsletter

The June 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 further 12 sessions have been delivered in June, following on from the five (plus pilot) sessions delivered in May.  The systematic review team met with Bill Scott and …

May newsletter

The May newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams. Read how the RCT is developing, with the protocol now published on the ISRCTN registry and made available on the Connect project website. The team have been asked to provide a research methods ‘masterclass’ to senior leaders within NYP in advance of …

North Yorkshire Police at forefront of mental health training

North Yorkshire Police officers and staff are due to begin the first stages of mental health training which will help shape how police forces across the country train their front-line staff  for interaction with a person with mental ill health. As part of the Connect project, a collaboration between the University of York, North Yorkshire Police and the College of …

April newsletter

The April newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams, including a look at the plans for the overall evaluation of the project. There’s more information on the mental health training package, including details of the talking head videos that have been produced. And you can learn more about the evaluation survey that …

Inaugural lecture by Sir Keir Starmer

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will deliver the inaugural North Yorkshire Police lecture next month. The lecture, entitled Investigating and prosecuting crime across Europe: The case for a collaborative approach based on justice and human rights, will be given at the University of York on 26 May. Since 2015, Sir Keir Starmer has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn …

Partners meeting

The latest Connect partners meeting took place on 4 April. There were presentations updating progress on all aspects of the project, particularly the various research streams: Alison Booth provided an update on the systematic reviews, and explained how a number of existing systematic reviews will enable us to produce a wide range of evidence briefings. Nicola Moran shared more details …