Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Research: Inpatient Mental Health Services and Disability

Jamie_jm22257 Community member Posts: 1 Listener

Participants Wanted

Do you identify as a person with a physical disability?

We are seeking to explore and understand understand the experiences of people with physical disabilities who have experienced care within inpatient mental health services.

To take part, you must:

  • Be aged 18 or over.
  • Have experienced care within UK inpatient mental health services within the past 10 years.
  • Self-identify as a physically Disabled person at the time of your admission.
  • Not currently be experiencing a mental health crisis or receiving care in inpatient services.

What is involved?

  • A recorded interview that will take approximately 60 minutes.
  • We will ask you for some demographic information, but your participation will be anonymous.
  • No identifiable information will be included in the recording, transcript of final report.

Interested in taking part?

For more information or to take part, please contact the Lead Researcher, Jamie Melvin-Freed (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) at

This project is supervised by Dr Alison Spencer (Clinical Psychologist) & Dr Stephen Wood (Lecturer).

This project has been reviewed by the University of Essex Ethics Committee and has received a favourable ethical opinion (ETH2324-0075).


Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.


Our website contains links to third parties’ websites for your information only.

We have no control over the content of those sites or resources and we don’t endorse or accept liability for the content of them.

Read the full Terms and Conditions and our Community House Rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.