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We are committed to significant patient and public involvement in our studies. Therefore we have formed a close collaboration with the McPin Foundation, a charity that exists to transform mental health research by putting the lived experience of people affected by mental health problems at the heart of research methods and the research agenda. We have a Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAPS) for the research group, and further LEAPs set up for specific projects. These groups are facilitated by McPin, and advise on study ideas, the conduct of projects, and dissemination. LEAP members have also taken part as researchers on our qualitative studies.