South East London Community Health Study (SELCoH)
The SELCoH study is an epidemiological cohort study of randomly selected households within Southwark and Lambeth. The study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health and Dementia Unit (BRC/U) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London.
Why Southwark and Lambeth?
The population is highly diverse in terms of ethnicity and wealth, with areas of deprivation and areas of affluence sometimes very close. This ensures that the study encompasses a wide range of health service users as possible. The information collected gives us a better understanding of the health needs of the community and enables service providers to plan and improve services more effectively.