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Since The Retreat was established, there has always been a focus on providing innovative ways of caring for those with mental illness. This is a key part of our vision of being a national provider of specialist mental health services and psychological therapies for those with complex mental health needs.

At The Retreat we aim to build a culture where all staff recognise that research and clinical service evaluation (outcome measures) are a core part of our business, and understand the role that research and outcome measures play in delivering good quality care and in improving the quality of care. Within this culture managers and clinicians will share a wish for staff, patients and carers to participate in research to improve the quality of services and improve outcomes. 

We have a number of published studies and project findings available in our information resources section

for more information about research at The Retreat please contact Stephanie Petty


Current Research Projects

Freyja Bancroft - Talking about shame without talking about shame: A thematic analysis of interviews with carers of individuals with an Eating Disorders.

Hannah Cartmell - What does The Retreat do: Intersubjective workplace goals of The Retreat Strensall.

Michelle Potts - Where is the emotion in Dementia?

Bronwen Gray - An evaluation of the use of The Retreat labyrinth.