Partner Networks

WARN are keen to build further collaborations with registerd charities and research groups (RRG’s).

 Currently, partners include:


The Centre for Mindfulness-Based Work & Research (CMWR)

What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the opposite of 'automatic pilot mode'. It is about experiencing the world that is firmly in the 'here and now'. This mode is referred to as the 'being mode'. Mindfulness offers a way of moving oneself from automatic and unhelpful ways of thinking and responding.

Benefits of Mindfulness
Mindfulness training helps to develop a skill to place you in a better position to break free of, or not buy into these unhelpful habitual ways of thinking that cause distress.

Mindfulness has been shown to be helpful for managing stress, pain, and difficult feelings. Over time, mindfulness brings about long-term positive changes in mood and levels of happiness and well-being.

Want to learn Mindfulness? 

MBSR courses run at various times and in many different venues. To find out when and where the next available course is, please contact the Centre for Mindfulness-based Work & Research (CMWR) on 01792 513685 or see further information on the CMWR website: [url]

Dr Helen Davies PhD MSc


The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is the only registered charity dedicated to the needs of people affected by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in theUK. NASS provides support, advice and information to people with AS and their families. We are committed to keeping people as informed as possible about their AS. The NASS Helpline (020 8948 9117) is open from 09:00 to 12:00 Monday to Friday for anyone who wants to call for information or support or alternatively visit the NASS website:


Older People & Ageing Research & Development Network (OPAN Cymru)

The Older People & Ageing Research & Development Network (OPAN Cymru) work to improve the lives of older people and raise the profile of research into ageing through the integration of research, policy and practice in Wales. The multi-disciplinary research network links research to practice and policy-making through shared research initiatives, workshops, seminars, conferences and their website: 


The Research Support Service

The Research Support Service based in Bangor  has available the expertise of experienced staff and researchers, we have put together a comprehensive team with expertise in core areas of health and social care research. The service can provide clinicians from BCUHB or Powys Teaching Health Board with support and advice on all aspects of project design, governance, statistics, methodology, data management and analysis amongst others.

Statistics- provide statistical advice, support and expertise on every aspect of the project, from methodological design, sample size calculations, data collection, analysis and reporting.

Research Fellow - providing a broad range of advice with knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research techniques and can offer support with methodological support, literature and systematic reviews.

IT Specialist- offer support with designing, implementing and provide advice on the effective data management solutions and database issues.

QA & Compliance- can provide advice on all aspects of research governance issues.

Qualitative Research – the experienced team of qualitative and mixed methods researchers are able to offer support with a variety of research approaches and methods across different topics and issues. These include conducting research using ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology and case study, and using a variety of data collection methods including interviews, observation, diaries, and documents.

Evidence-based practice –our expertise enables support to be focussed on issues such as the use of evidence in different professional, service and organisational contexts, the application of frameworks to the implementation of evidence into public services, the development of implementation strategies and interventions, and the evaluation of the impact of implementation initiatives.

To discuss your research queries, contact us directly on (01248) 388095 or e-mail us at . Alternatively, you can access the service through your local R&D Department. Individual approaches from researchers or research teams are encouraged. You can also see our website on

We look forward to building collaborations with further research networks and please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss possible collaboration.