Why join the Participate Network?
There are many benefits to joining the Participate Network. Here are just a few.
Being involved in research can give you a renewed sense of purpose, from being able to use your experience and knowledge to improve research and help make the future better for others.
It can provide you with new knowledge, from learning about how research works, what researchers are really like, and hearing about the latest research on different conditions.
It can help you to develop new skills through training opportunities and can build on existing skills.
It can help to increase your confidence, and with this increased confidence you may feel you want to get involved in more varied and extensive ways.
It can provide the opportunity to make many new friends, who may become a much-valued source of support.
Talking about your health condition or the health condition of someone you care for with researchers can sometimes provide different ways to cope.
You may feel valued being able to talk to someone who is genuinely interested in your health condition, making something positive of what may have been a bad experience.