We are in a unique position to assess the impact of the pandemic on this group of the population as we have previously assembled a research-ready cohort of over 10,000 people with SMI, The Closing the Gap: Health and Wellbeing Cohort (CTG:HWB Cohort).
Our cohort is an important resource that allows us to approach people with severe mental ill health (SMI) to participate in our research programme.
Being a member of the CTG:HWB Cohort allows participants to be followed up over time and invited to take part in relevant lifestyle, health and wellbeing research. The goal is to make it easier for clinicians, researchers and people who use mental health services to get involved in research.
The CTG:HWB Cohort is supported by NIHR CLAHRC YH.