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About us

Further information about the Centre for Society and Mental Health.



Meet staff and students at the Centre for Society and Mental Health.



Academic and non-academic partners working with the Centre.

Our research

Work and welfare reform

Work and welfare reform

What is the impact of welfare reforms and changing work and employment practices on mental health?

Cost of Living Crisis

In our commentary on the Cost of Living Crisis, we highlight existing research – led by the Centre and others – that demonstrates the negative impacts on mental health of poverty and austerity, and that points to concrete alternative policy solutions.

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Latest news and events

Research Methods: A Practical Guide to Peer and Community Research

Our free Futurelearn course provides an overview of all aspects of research, with the principle aim to support and empower people to conduct their own research to initiate positive social change. Using an extensive range of research steps, practical exercises and links to a multitude of comprehensive resources, you’ll develop your own ethical research project, with the overall aim being to share your findings with those that really matter.

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Stay up to date by subscribing to the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health mailing list. You will receive invitations to upcoming events and engagement opportunities, as well as our quarterly newsletter.


Policy Advisory Board

Our latest podcast episode

To launch our brand new series, and to announce our 2022 Festival, we revisit our 2021 conference. BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond chairs this special panel discussion to explore the future for society and mental health research and policy. Featuring Sir Norman Lamb, Hári Sewell, Akiko Hart, and Catherine Roche.



We work with Closer and their Catalogue of Mental Health Measure to inform our research through an interactive catalogue of mental health and wellbeing measures in British cohort and longitudinal studies