Converge Evaluation Project
Evaluating the impact of Converge for those who use it in York and Newcastle.
About the project
Converge has received funding from the Office for Students and Research England to evaluate the impact of the programme on those who use it in York and Newcastle. This includes Converge students (local people who have experienced mental health issues), university students, tutors, community groups and the NHS.
Over 2021 we’ll be working closely with the main Converge team, including the existing Converge Evaluation and Research Team (CERT), to understand more about what Converge means to people. Our final results will be ready in autumn 2022, and they will help us to support more people through Converge in the future.
How to get involved
You can join our project if you are involved with Converge now, or have been at any point in the past. You can do as little or as much as you would like – we’d love to hear your views.
You can choose to:
- Fill in a short survey
- Take part in a 1 to 1 interview to tell your story (by phone, video call, or face to face).
We’re also looking for 8 to 10 people who will be enrolling or volunteering on any of Converge’s 2021 courses to take on paid roles to carry out creative research. This will be for a maximum of 2 hours a week. No experience is required, and you’ll get training and friendly support.
Sign up to our mailing list to find out more about getting involved with the Converge Evaluation Project.
- Dr Harriet Barratt, Senior Research Associate
- Ethan Butteriss, Research Assistant (Student Engagement)
- Ruth Knight, Research Assistant (Community Engagement)
- Ruth Lambley, Converge Evaluation and Research Team (CERT) Coordinator
- Holly Sloan, Converge Research Administrator
Team contact details
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us at Converge evaluation project, Holgate, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX.