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Table 1 Workstation 1 – Treatment and recovery

From: Priority setting in research: user led mental health research

How has the (Mental Health) Measure affected treatment in primary care?  
How do we measure the effects of the (Mental Health) Measure?  
What treatments are available to aid recovery? How can we help service users and carers to know about a full list of treatments and their effectiveness for different conditions?  
How do available treatments differ in different areas? Is there a league table and how can service users and carers access this?  
How does the Exercise Referral Programme affect/differ people with different Mental Health diagnoses?  
How does exercise make people with mental health problems feel better? And, How does it work for different diagnoses?  
Are some sports more effective (as treatment for depression) than others? And if there is why aren’t service users aware of this?  
How is information regarding informed choice disseminated to people with mental health problems?  
Is the choice of treatments available for service users actually an informed choice?  
How do service users select their treatment? Is there really any choice?  
How is the long term effectiveness of treatment measured?  
How do treatments change over time?  
Research that looks at the Geographical comparison of services provided through primary care under the Mental Health Measure.  
Is there any research that looks for a correlation between the ability to access services and their effect on recovery?  
How are carers supported during the recovery of the person for whom they care? Are they supported to embrace their changing role at this time?  
Are services fragmented with several different specialist services or are there different specialists in one team? Are crisis teams really integrated within Community Mental Health Teams?  
What are the effects on service users of having to deal with lots of different people, maybe in several different teams?  
What is the cost effectiveness of many different services being involved with one service user?  
Would it be possible to achieve coordination of services?  
What support is available in long term recovery?  
Are systems geared towards crisis rather than prevention?  
Are there specialist services for mental health problems seen as ‘less serious?  
Does diagnosis include an examination of physical problems which might cause mental ill health?  
Can ‘therapy’ be a cause of mental health problems?  
How can people with mental health problems develop their own support networks?  
Can Health and Safety regulations affect recovery? If so how?  
How do service users use self-management to realise their expectations and become empowered?  
How do the following affect service user experience:
 Whole person being treated  
 Alternative treatments  
 Working in partnership  
The effects of diagnosis on recovery  
How do service users inform professionals that recovery is possible?  
How do professionals ‘recover’ with service users?  
Once diagnosed, do service users feel that they are ‘labelled and forgotten’?  
Do service users feel that they receive adequate services and timely treatment?