Research into community pharmacy support for people with mental illness

This year's CMHP research project award has been awarded to Kim Morral for research into pharmacists' experiences of providing care to people with severe mental illness.

Kim outlines the project saying: "Through in-depth interviews with community pharmacists in West Yorkshire, we will explore pharmacists’ views and experiences of providing pharmaceutical care to people with severe mental illness, in relation to both their mental and physical health."

Kim Morral is an independent researcher. She has previously held research posts at Leeds Beckett University, Progress Care Housing Association, Greater Manchester Probation Trust and Help the Aged. Prior to getting into research Kim worked in a variety of frontline mental health and learning disability settings. Kim has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, PGCert in Mental Health and PGCert in Social Research Methods.

Applications for the research award were invited earlier in the year, and Kim's project was selected by the reviewers who commented: "This is a good study application in an important area of mental health practice."

The project will run for a year, and Kim will be invited to present her findings at next year's CMHP Annual Conference.


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