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Discover who we are

Our vision is to develop research to promote and sustain good mental health in communities. Our Centre brings together a unique mix of disciplines and expertise to conduct innovative social science research on the impact of rapid social changes on mental health to inform social policies and interventions to prevent and mitigate the effects of mental health problems, particularly in marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Our research programmes

Young people

Young People

How has social transformation contributed to the rising mental health problems among young people?

Work and welfare reform

Work and welfare reform

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

Our Approach

Our Approach

The Centre for Society and Mental Health's research is underpinned by four platforms.

Latest publications

Centre Publications


Click here to view a full listing of Centre research publications.

Our impact

News and upcoming events

Policy Advisory Board

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