ABOUT DIAMONDS


DIAMONDS was established in 2014 to carry out research about the co-morbid relationship between severe mental illness
and diabetes with an aim to improve outcomes and services for this patient group. Set up under the CLAHRC Yorkshire
and Humber Mental Health and Co-morbidities theme, DIAMONDS is a partnership between Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and the Universities of York and Leeds.

DIAMONDS has a Research Group which includes clinical and academic researchers based at our partner organisations,
and other experts with a particular interest in diabetes and severe mental illness. DIAMONDS is also working in collaboration
with local clinical commissioners, and third sector organisations involved in supporting people with severe mental illness and diabetes.

DIAMONDS has a service user and carer panel (the DIAMONDS PPI panel), which provides on-going input to help
prioritise ideas for research and advise on research methods and materials.

The DIAMONDS team are currently conducting a number of projects to increase understanding about the problems faced by people experiencing severe mental illness (SMI) and diabetes. This information will inform the development and
evaluation of interventions and services to improve the health and wellbeing of this patient group.