Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

The NEON Trials

Updated 20th March 2020

The NEON Study has assembled the largest and most diverse collection of recovery narratives in the world. We have also developed a web application, the NEON Intervention, which provides access to these recovery stories for people who register an account. The NEON Intervention works on smartphones, tablets and on your laptop or desktop computer. 

We are now testing whether people benefit from viewing, hearing and reading these recovery stories through the NEON Intervention. We investigating the impact on three groups:

  • People with experience of psychosis in the NEON Trial
  • People living with any other type of mental health problem in the NEON-O Trial
  • Carers of people living with ANY mental health problem in the NEON-C Trial

The trials opened on 9th March 2020, and you can sign up at https://recoverystories.uk. The number of participants who can take part in each trial is limited.

None of these trials require any face-to-face contact, and there is no need to visit the health service. You take part online, and you can do this from home if you wish. No diagnosis is needed to take part in our trials, and you will never be asked for access to your health records.