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Our research

Our research focuses on three areas where social, cultural and economic changes have created substantial challenges for mental health:

  • Young People: What impact have recent social and economic changes, from the rise of social media to the growth of insecure employment, had on the mental health of young people?
  • Marginalised Communities: What impact have recent social and economic changes, such as prolonged austerity, had on the mental health of disadvantaged and marginalised communities, including low income, black and minority ethnic, LGBTQ+, migrants and refugees?
  • Work and Welfare Reform: What impact have changes in the nature of work, together with widespread welfare reforms, had on mental health, and what employment and welfare policies might better promote mental health?

Our 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.


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