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Paid opportunities for BME people with lived experience of severe mental distress

26 Apr 2019 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

Do you want to be employed as a co-researcher on a project that aims to tackle ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness? Synergi Collaborative Centre
Do you: have lived experience of severe mental distress? Identify as African, Caribbean, South Asian or mixed heritage? Have interest in advancing our understanding of
ethnic inequalities and severe mental distress? Want the potential to make a difference in mental health services for ethnic minority people?

Synergi Collaborative Centre is recruiting 4 co-researchers on a casual basis to work with academic researchers based at the University of Manchester on a qualitative research project exploring the life stories of ethnic minority people – those with severe mental distress and those who work with them.

What does the post involve?
• undertaking intensive training in research and qualitative life story interviewing and analysis leading to accreditation with the Open College Network
• conducting in-depth one-to-one life story interviews
• helping facilitate focus groups with different groups of stakeholders
• co-analysing and disseminating the findings
• regular support and supervision throughout the research process

Salary: £19.40/hour (Travel related to the post will be paid)

For further information and to get involved, contact 0161 306 6943, or email: maria.haarmans@manchester.ac.uk

Deadline: Monday 6 May 2019

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