THINKphysical: Manchester Mental Health Festival shortlisted for award

THINKphysical flashmobbers dancing on the streets of Manchester.

We’re delighted to be a finalist in the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2015.

The awards are now into their third year and provide an opportunity to recognise the skill and hard work that goes into research in the region. All those shortlisted for an award have been invited to the awards ceremony in Manchester on Wednesday 4 November 2015.

We’ve been shortlisted in the public engagement category for our work on THINKphysical: Manchester Mental Health Festival during June 2015.

Compared to the general population, people with serious mental illness have much poorer physical health, a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and a significantly reduced life expectancy. To engage service users and the public and put these issues in the spotlight, we organised THINKphysical, the first festival to focus on both mental and physical health issues. Events took place between 14 and 19 June 2015 and brought together service users, carers and the public alongside academic, healthcare and charity bodies.

The full shortlist of finalists, plus more information about the awards, is available on the NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester website.