Project title:  Pathways to inequalities in child mental health

Reducing inequalities in mental health outcomes is a public health priority in the UK, and there is increasing recognition that the early years of a child’s life are critical periods during which inequalities can develop. With this in mind, this project aims to explore the effect of socioeconomic conditions on early years trajectories in child mental health and development outcomes, in the MRC funded Wirral Child Health and Development Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.


  • Clarify key pathways to inequalities in child mental health outcomes
  • To identify potentially modifiable factors that mediate any associations between socioeconomic conditions and child mental health
  • Refine our understanding of how inequalities are generated, leading to public policy recommendations