Every now and again we have research that seeks to explore the views of members of the public. These studies are generally mental health related and open to everyone. We value those who volunteer their time and opinions to complete questionnaires, without whom a lot of research and progression would not be possible. Please see below for the latest opportunities to participate. 

Take part in our new research survey on dementia and technology

Following on from our Technology Integrated Health Management for dementia (TIHM) project, we’re asking people to take part in a survey to gather views on the use of assistive technology and medical devices in the management of dementia. We’d like to hear from anyone over the age of 18, regardless of your experience or knowledge of dementia or assistive technologies. 

The use of assistive technology and medical devices for dementia is increasing so we want to hear from a wide variety of people to ensure future assistive technology projects are inclusive and easily accessible to all.

The survey results will help us to:

  • Understand if there are any extra steps we need to take when introducing a project or new technologies to people
  • Understand how best to present new assistive technologies to people and if we need to employ different approaches for different people
  • Roll out new technologies to a wider range of people with different experiences and perspectives.

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete. Click here to complete it.


Contact our Research and Development team on 01932 722 247 or email research@sabp.nhs.uk if you would like more information.

How do you think health data should be shared and used?

Climb Project: Clinical Informatics for Mind and Brain Health

The CLIMB project is a national survey exploring how to improve mental (and physical) healthcare and research using health data, and is being led by Cambridge University and funded by the UK Medical Research Council.

Four Key Projects are being undertaken:

1.Developing research databases to analyse health data securely

2.Creating better tools to record clinical assessments and questionnaires

3.Using computer-based predictions to help understand mental health

4.Involving service users and the public in the work we do

Have your say here.

The survey will ask where you heard about the project, please enter Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.


How much do you know about the Mental Capacity Act?

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) project is about ensuring vulnerable people are provided the opportunity to make choices that affect their lives.

The aim of this survey is to gauge how much the general public knows about the Mental Capacity Act.

The survey results aim to:

1. Strengthen the mental capacity process

2. Support professionals to provide the required education to the general public.

Regardless of your knowledge about the Act, if you are over 18 and would like to participate in this anonymous survey, click here.

Contact our Research & Development team on 01932 722247 or email research@sabp.nhs.uk if you would like more information.