Core Mental Health Dataset (CMHDS) in Research

The GM.Digital Research Unit are worked on this important project in 2023, funded through a NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Award. 

The links between mental and physical health are important but little understood because information about physical and mental health are rarely collected together. 

The aim of this research was to work with people across Greater Manchester (GM) to create an agreement for how to collect mental health data safely and easily in all clinical trials. 

An online platform collected data in physical health trials anonymously. We aimed to build powerful and safe information from which researchers can improve understanding of links between physical and mental health/illness. 

Information collected will bring additional patient benefits because researchers will be able to understand who does well in a trial, based on their mental health and wellbeing.