We are pleased to announce that our new PRIMERA (Promoting Research and Innovation in Mental hEalth seRvices for fAmilies) research has formally begun. This 3.5 year research programme is funded by the HSE (Mental Health Division) and is led by Professor Sinead McGilloway. We welcome Dr Mairead Furlong (Research Programme Co-ordinator) as the first staff member to be appointed to the team. Mairead previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher with the ENRICH research programme and whilst we are sorry to see her go, we wish her the best of luck in her new post. Two more positions will be filled in due course.