MARCH Research agenda

Who can take part?

This survey is open to members of the public, individuals with lived experience of mental illness, community organisations, researchers, policy makers, commissioners and funders who work in the fields of mental health, healthcare, social care or in the voluntary or public sector, or who have an interest in this area.

What does taking part involve?

You will be asked a series of questions about what you think the most pressing research questions are. Following your submission, the core team for the MARCH Network will collate all responses and produce a preliminary agenda of priority research questions. You will then be invited to view the draft agenda, offer comments and rate which questions you think are most important. This is an optional stage.


Are my responses anonymous?

All the information you provide is completely anonymous. We ask some non-identifying demographic questions at the start of the survey which are designed to help us understand the responses. We do not ask for any contact details as part of this process.


If you would like to be kept up to date on the process or be invited to view and comment on the draft agenda, we ask that you join the MARCH Network for free ( as we will be notifying all members automatically on progress.


What if I wish to withdraw?

Taking part is completely voluntary, and you can stop completing the questionnaire at any point. If you do not submit the questionnaire it will not record your responses up to that point. If you do submit then we will not be able to remove your responses, as these are completely anonymous.