This study aims to include all inpatient mental health rehabilitation services in England and their service users. There are no specific exclusion criteria.
In Phase 1 all inpatient or equivalent community based rehabilitation units will be invited to participate (estimated at around 90 units). All unit managers and up to 10 service users per unit (approximately 900 services users) will be invited to participate in a research interview. In addition, 2−3 service users and 2-3 staff of 10−15 services will be invited to participate in qualitative interviews.
Around half the services will be invited to participate in Phase 3 and half in Phase 4.
In both Phases, up to 10 service users per service will be invited to participate (total 350 service users per Phase) but service user interviews will not be carried out in Phase 4 since all data will be gathered from staff and case notes. Service users and staff will be interviewed in Phase 3. In addition, staff and 2-3 service users in each service that receive the GetREAL intervention in Phase 3 will be invited to participate in focus groups/qualitative interviews to explore their opinions and experiences of the intervention.
An example of the participant information sheet for this study can be found here for Service Users and here for staff.