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ERA is funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The study is co-ordinated by the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry (WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development) which is supported by East London NHS Foundation Trust and Queen Mary University of London. Clinical trials support is provided by the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit at Queen Mary University of London.

Partners include NHS mental health Trusts and Higher Education.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust
British Association of Art Therapists
Brunel University
Edge Hill University
Imperial College London

The trial management group are the people who oversee the overall running of the trial.

The PhD is exploring patient preferences in the arts therapies

The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) is a funded unit that aims to be at the forefront of the science and execution of pragmatic clinical trials with direct relevance for practice.

The Unit carries out an extensive research programme, in addition to providing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.