NEON (Narrative Experiences Online) is a large-scale research study running from 2017-2022. It looks at whether having online access to people’s stories of personal recovery from mental ill-health can help people experiencing psychosis and other mental health challenges with their own recovery.
The research team (at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham) say:
“The NEON study seeks to understand how access to stories of personal journeys through mental health challenges can benefit others.
Over the next five years, we will be collecting stories from a wide range of sources, with a focus on stories from people whose voices are seldom heard by mainstream cultures, and gathering them together to form the largest online repository of mental health recovery stories in the world.
We will then be making these stories available for others to view, hear and read in the NEON Intervention, and evaluating in a randomised controlled trial whether people benefit from the NEON Intervention. We will also look at whether having access to these stories can improve the way mental health workers support people with psychosis.”
Find out more here.