Bexley Researchnet

Bexley Researchnet are a friendly, supportive and diverse group of Oxleas volunteers that meet weekly to plan, develop and carry out research and service improvement projects in the Trust’s adult mental health services. 

Bexley Researchnet is made up of lived experience volunteers and paid staff members.  The group is also open to the carers of those with mental health issues. 

As people who have used Oxleas services, Bexley Researchnet are keen to improve the experience of patients and carers.
 
As well as research and service development activities, Bexley Researchnet also attend and present at conferences and training courses, contribute to relevant trust meetings, and liaise with other Researchnet groups in the Trust.

Examples of recent and current activities include:

  • an experience-based co-design project on an inpatient acute ward
  • helping to facilitate staff focus groups for a Physical Health project
  • gathering service-user feedback for a Day Treatment service.

The group meets on a Thursday from 1-3 pm at the Bexleyheath Centre.

If you thinking about developing a research or service improvement project and think it would benefit from lived experience and carer involvement, please get in touch.

To find out more contact helen.dowd@nhs.net.