Improving Mental Health
Our focus in this area is to understand and reduce the burden of mental ill health and wellbeing by delivering effective interventions involving the NHS, local authorities and the third sector.
We will evaluate a range of community-based mental health interventions for NW Coast residents including those with common psychiatric disorders, people suffering from the psychological consequences of stroke; people misusing alcohol; women with perinatal mental health problems; and people with mental illness living in the community.
Ultimately we will implement new community-based interventions, developed on the basis of our earlier study and evaluation projects, with a view to reducing mental health inequalities.
These interventions will be targeted at geographical areas with poor mental wellbeing and will include anti-stigma campaigns, and educational interventions aimed at primary health staff.
Current Research of this Theme
Simply select a project from the index on the left of this page.
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Bagot KL, Cadilhac DA, Bladin CF, Watkins CL, Vu M, Donnan GA, Dewey HM, Emsley HC, Davies DP, Day E, Ford GA. Integrating acute stroke telemedicine consultations into specialists’ usual practice: a qualitative analysis comparing the experience of Australia and the United Kingdom. BMC health services research. 2017 Dec;17(1):751.
Chiumento A, Mukherjee I, Chandna J, Dutton C, Rahman A, Bristow K. A haven of green space: learning from a pilot pre-post evaluation of a school-based social and therapeutic horticulture intervention with children. BMC Public Health. 2018 Jul 5;18(1):836.
Corcoran R, Mansfield R, de Bezenac C, Anderson E, Overbury K, Marshall G. Perceived neighbourhood affluence, mental health and wellbeing influence judgements of threat and trust on our streets: An urban walking study. PloS one. 2018 Aug 16;13(8):e0202412.
Corcoran R, Mansfield R, Giokas T, Hawkins A, Bamford L, Marshall G. Places change minds: Exploring the psychology of urbanicity using a brief contemplation method. SAGE Open. 2017 May;7(2):2158244017707004.
Corcoran R, Marshall G, Walsh E. The Psychological Benefits of Cooperative Place-making: a mixed methods analyses of co-design workshops. CoDesign. 2018 Oct 2;14(4):314-28.
Cummings E, Whittaker K. An exploration into the experiences of health visitors delivering listening visits to women as an intervention for mild to moderate postnatal depression or anxiety. Journal of Health Visiting. 2016 May 16;4(5).
Elahi A, Algorta GP, Varese F, McIntyre JC, Bentall RP. Do paranoid delusions exist on a continuum with subclinical paranoia? A multi-method taxometric study. Schizophrenia research. 2017 Dec 1;190:77-81.
Elahi A, McIntyre JC, Hampson C, Bodycote HJ, Sitko K, White RG, Bentall RP. Home is where you hang your hat: Host town identity, but not hometown identity, protects against mental health symptoms associated with financial stress. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 2018 Mar;37(3):159-81.
Farooq S, Taylor CD, Gire N, Riley M, Caton N, Husain N. Digital inclusion: The concept and strategies for people with mental health difficulties. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 1;49(9):772-3.
Gire N, Farooq S, Naeem F, Duxbury J, McKeown M, Kundi PS, Chaudhry IB, Husain N. mHealth based interventions for the assessment and treatment of psychotic disorders: a systematic review. Mhealth. 2017;3.
Harper L, McKeown M. Why make the effort? Exploring recovery college engagement. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 2018 Feb 12;22(1):27-33.
McElroy E, McIntyre JC, Bentall RP, Wilson T, Holt K, Kullu C, Nathan R, Kerr A, Panagaki K, McKeown M, Saini P. Mental Health, Deprivation, and the Neighborhood Social Environment: A Network Analysis. Clinical Psychological Science. 2018 Nov 21:2167702619830640.
McIntyre JC, Elahi A, Bentall RP. Social identity and psychosis: Explaining elevated rates of psychosis in migrant populations. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 2016 Nov;10(11):619-33.
McIntyre JC, Wickham S, Barr B, Bentall RP. Social identity and psychosis: Associations and psychological mechanisms. Schizophrenia bulletin. 2017 Aug 26;44(3):681-90.
McIntyre JC, Worsley J, Corcoran R, Harrison Woods P, Bentall RP. Academic and non-academic predictors of student psychological distress: The role of social identity and loneliness. Journal of Mental Health. 2018 May 4;27(3):230-9.
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