The mission of Source (Source Of User Research Collaboration & Expertise) is to develop a body of mental health research which best represents the lived experiences of mental health service users, enabling service providers, legislators and the general public.
Source uses this research to gain unique insights into the lives of this population and for the development of appropriate mental health services.
As a mental health service user in recovery for the past 13 years, David is a firm believer that the future of mental health services and treatment as well as society’s viewpoint is in the hands of collaborative partnerships between those who provide the treatment and those who experience it.
Kevin Madigan is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with 15 years experience in community mental health. Kevin believes that research is a powerful tool in exploring experiences and implementing change. He believes strongly in inclusion of the service user in the research process from initiation, to design and execution.
Mental Health Service Users are generally a population without a collective voice. Research is a powerful tool in exploring experiences and implementing change.
David Doherty & Kevin Madigan