Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services to the people of Sheffield. Some of their specialist services support people from across the region, and their gender identity clinic receives referrals from across the country. They also provide GP services at practices across the city as part of the Clover Group Practices, managed in partnership with Primary Care Sheffield. Find out more about Sheffield Health here.

Staff and service users are currently being recruited from Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust for the Randomised Controlled Trial in WP4, and will be recruited in future for the Process Evaluation in WP5. If TACK is successful, staff will be recruited from Sheffield to develop the staff training module in WP6.

 

Meet the Research Team

Shonagh Scott (Principal Investigator)

 

Matthew Mills (Researcher)

Matthew is a mental health nurse with 4 years of experience working with adults in the community. He is particularly interested in the role of social connections and communities in supporting people’s recovery, and the role that research plays in developing non-medical approaches to improving mental health care. Matthew joined the research team for the TACK study in March 2020. During lockdown Matthew made a pottery wheel in his garden. He also tried making a kiln which resulted in a minor pottery explosion…

 

 

 

 

Elissa Thompson (Researcher)

 

Jonny Woods (Researcher)

Jonny has a degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health and well-being. Jonny is a qualified low-intensity therapist with experience in primary care settings such as GP surgeries, as well as on inpatient wards as an independent mental health advocate. He works part-time as an assistant psychologist in the Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service, conducting diagnostic assessments, and joined the research team for the TACK study in August 2020. Jonny has over 100 houseplants!