Publishing a resource for the public on healthtalk.org or socialcaretalk.org is a great way to expand your reach and maximise the impact of your research.
Both websites are owned and run by The Dipex Charity, an independent UK charity led by CEO Adam Barnett, and overseen by a board of trustees. Qualitative researchers from all over the country have collected thousands of personal stories about health and social care. By publishing these stories with us, they help millions of people every year feel less alone, better informed, and better prepared for the future. Your research could too!
If you are planning a qualitative research project on a topic that could be of interest to users of healthtalk.org or socialcaretalk.org, we’d love to hear from you. Contact the charity directly to discuss how we can work together.
Why publish on healthtalk.org or socialcaretalk.org?
The lay summaries of qualitative research that appear on our websites are accessed by millions of people each year for personal use and as teaching and training resources in various settings.
Made widely accessible on healthtalk.org or socialcaretalk.org, your research becomes a useful resource to the public, with the potential to make a positive impact on people’s lives, aid in the training and development of professionals across the health sector, and inform service-improvement initiatives in health and social care.
Our friendly team is both experienced and passionate about transforming research into resources that are easily accessible to the public in comprehensible formats that are easy to use. We aim to keep all resources available beyond the funded period of a research project – in fact, many of our resources have outlived the original project funding by up to 10 years or more, with periodic updates.
How should the resource be presented?
We don’t restrict the format of resources on our websites, or how the research is conducted. The resource we develop from your research need not look like existing content on healthtalk.org and socialcaretalk.org. ; we can work with you to produce resources in a variety of formats, including:
- Short films
- Image galleries
It is important to us that all resources are made for, and with, the intended audience. We encourage researchers to work with your PPI group to identify what kind of output is best suited to the audience.
Please get in touch with us to talk about your research project.