Evaluating mental health in a ‘blue’ way

22nd November 2021
We are delighted to be working with the Mental Health Foundation and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Tr...

Evaluating a new way to volunteer with Samaritans

9th November 2021
We are helping Samaritans by evaluating a new – flexible – way to volunteer with them, to sup...

Supporting Macmillan with coffee, cake and evaluation

22nd September 2021
This Friday we join millions of others across the country with a drink and cake for the Macmillan...

BVSC Webinar Tuesday 21st September 2021

20th September 2021
M·E·L Research will be presenting the findings from our Ageing Better in Birmingham Tyburn Loca...

NHS Big Tea 2021

5th July 2021
If the events of recent months have taught us anything, it is how lucky we are to have a National...

Free Virtual Knowledge Sharing Webinar SROI Evaluation with Impact: Making Connections Walsall

28th June 2021
We are really excited to be hosting a free-to-attend virtual webinar on 12th July 2021 alongside ...

Review of 0-19 and Family Services in Tameside

24th June 2021
On behalf of the Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission, Tameside MBC has commissioned MEL Res...

Skills for Care Evaluation

11th June 2021
Skills for Care is the workforce development body for adult social care in England, and we have b...

Sharing the key messages from the DKMS Diversity Programme Research

28th May 2021
DKMS is a blood cancer charity that manages the world’s largest stem cell donor register. We ha...

M·E·L Research and Samaritans to co-present at the UK Evaluation Society Annual Conference 2021

20th May 2021
Our Research Director Anne Forshaw will be presenting a break-out session alongside Dr Stephanie ...

Samaritans Guest Blog: Sharing the Impact of Samaritans Helpline Caller Outcomes Research

11th May 2021
Dr Stephanie Aston from Samaritans shares how a recent study completed by M·E·L Research has ha...

Sharing the Key Messages from Samaritans Helpline Caller Outcomes Research

17th March 2021
In 2019 we were commissioned by Samaritans to undertake research to measure the impact of the tel...

London Borough of Waltham Forest Children and Family Centres Services Research

11th March 2021
We are delighted to have been commissioned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) to carr...

Being a Child of Walsall - Walsall Ethnographic Research

16th February 2021
Every year, as in other local authorities, Walsall Council’s Director of Public Health produces...

Improving the uptake of the flu vaccination in Children in the Muslim Community

15th February 2021
In November 2020, M·E·L Research were appointed to undertake qualitative research in the North ...

DKMS Diversity Programme Research

4th February 2021
We are just starting important research for DKMS, the blood cancer charity which manages the worl...

Keighley Community Health Programme Evaluation

21st January 2021
Towards the end of 2020 we were delighted to be commissioned by Power to Change to evaluate the i...

Practical Action Planning for Evaluations with Impact

7th January 2021
Some of the challenges for external evaluators like us are ensuring that our evaluation insights ...

Virtual stakeholder workshop - Macmillan Cancer Pathways Programme Evaluation

3rd December 2020
Enhancing evaluation and building knowledge via a virtual stakeholder workshop - Macmillan Cancer...

Supporting national understanding of Coronavirus impacts

1st December 2020
In May and June this year M·E·L Research delivered a study for Public Health Wales on the impac...

Vaccination research news

26th November 2020
The last few weeks have provided encouraging news regarding the development of coronavirus vaccin...

BRIDGES Evaluation

20th November 2020
Starting in January 2021, we will be conducting an evaluation for Steps To Work (STW) of their BR...

The impact of Covid-19 in Buckinghamshire

5th November 2020
Public health teams in every council have had a busy year. They take onboard ever-changing guidan...

UKES MRN Showcase 5th November 2020

4th November 2020
On November 5th, M·E·L Research will be contributing to the UKES Midlands Evaluation Showcase, ...

Evaluating Mind's Side by Side Programme

9th October 2020
Now more than ever, mental health services are in high demand and we need to better understand wh...

Informing the future of Public Health initiatives

10th August 2020
During these challenging times, our research and evaluation provides clients with actionable insi...

Walsall Ethnographic Research, Being a Child of Walsall

29th June 2020
Every year, as in other local authorities, Walsall Council’s Director of Public Health produces...

Public Health Wales Precarious Employment Survey 2020: Adapting research methodologies in light of COVID-19

18th May 2020
Recent years have seen major changes in employment trends, with reductions in permanent employmen...

Researching SEND services in Cumbria

13th May 2020
M·E·L Research has just completed a comprehensive research project into the experience of the p...

Samaritans Helpline Caller Outcomes Research

9th January 2020
In 2019 we were commissioned by Samaritans to undertake research to measure primary outcomes for ...

Walsall Healthy Child Programme

26th November 2019
We have just completed a research project to inform the development of the future Healthy Child P...

Kings Fund 'Community is the Best Medicine' conference

6th November 2019
Our Research Director Adam will be presenting alongside Walsall Council’s Senior Commissioning ...

Macmillan Cancer Pathways Programme Evaluation

31st July 2019
Macmillan Cancer Support has commissioned M·E·L Research to carry out an evaluation of the Macm...

NHSBigTea event

5th July 2019
#NHSBigTea event

M·E·L Research to present at the Health Services Research UK conference 2019

25th June 2019
Our Senior Research Manager Tim Markham will be giving a ‘rapid fire’ poster presentation at ...

Citizens Advice Oxford - Oxford Stronger Together project evaluation

21st May 2019
We are delighted to have recently been commissioned by Citizens Advice Oxford to carry out a mid-...

LARIA Annual Conference 2019

14th May 2019
The LARIA (Local Area Research & Intelligence Association) annual conference is taking place at A...

M·E·L Research will be attending the UKES Annual Conference 2019

13th May 2019
We will be supporting the United Kingdom Evaluation Society 2019 conference this week at the De V...

#SocialPrescribingDay: How M·E·L Research is informing improvements in Social Prescribing

14th March 2019
Social Prescribing Day represents an international annual celebration of Social Prescribing. ​O...

M·E·L Research evaluation reveals impact of city giraffe trail

11th March 2019
Winding through the streets and public spaces, a trail of beautiful giraffe sculptures was erecte...

Project success with Brook

7th March 2019
Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support to young people ...

Celebrating success: Community Organiser Programme Awards Evening

12th February 2019
Mid-way through a two year evaluation of four projects within the Ageing Better in Birmingham Tyb...

Working with the British Red Cross

5th February 2019
M·E·L Research has been commissioned by the British Red Cross to carry out an important evaluat...

Valuing efforts to cut loneliness and isolation in Walsall

29th January 2019
We are mid-way through an evaluation of the Making Connections Walsall programme and joined their...

Government’s first Loneliness Strategy launched

13th December 2018
Loneliness is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time and with Christmas just ar...

Delivering effective Patient and Public Engagement

29th November 2018
At the heart of the NHS lies their core values, the first of which is ‘working together for pat...

M·E·L Research and Mind

17th October 2018

Mind is a mental health charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experien...

Macmillan commissions M·E·L Research project

4th October 2018

Last Friday saw friends, family, communities and businesses come together for the world’s...

M·E·L Research presented at the Public Health England (PHE) Cancer Services, Data and Outcomes Conference 2018

9th July 2018

In June 2018, we co-presented a poster with NHS Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning P...

M·E·L Research presented at the 1st International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference with Walsall Council

19th June 2018

In June, we co-presented a poster with Walsall Public Health at the 1st International Socia...

M·E·L Research to evaluate four projects within the Tyburn Local Action Plan

1st March 2018

Tyburn Local Action Plan (LAP) Evaluation of Four Projects to tackle social isolation and l...

M·E·L Research Commissioned by Walsall Council

1st March 2018

We are delighted to have recently been commissioned by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council...

BMJ published M·E·L's research into access to primary care

26th October 2015

Disadvantaged groups of the population tend to have low rates of access to primary care, ye...