How has PPI changed the project?
“The public voice is essential in mental health research because of the different perspectives to the professionals that they bring to the research. Often the professional researcher changes their proposal after listening to lay members. I think the lay member voices at the University or Herts lay member panel has enriched their research, and it has been great for my confidence. Listening to how the research progresses over the months at our meetings has been very fulfilling and it has been great to be part of the research projects from the beginning. ”