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Self Harm

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents in most Western countries. Self harm is the strongest predictor of eventual death by suicide in adolescence, increasing the risk up to ten-fold. Self harm is a common and a growing problem. Around 10% of adolescents will have self harmed by the time they finish school.

Service User Research Enterprise

The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) undertakes research that examines mental health services from the perspectives of those that use them, explores empirically and conceptually the impact of service user involvement in research (in terms of both process and outcomes), and critically interrogates how service users have changed knowledge production globally.

Social Epidemiology Research Group

The Social Epidemiology Research Group primarily focuses on how social contexts, interactions and experiences shape the occurrence, outcome, and management of mental health problems. 

Centre for Society & Mental Health

The Centre for Society and Mental Health at King’s College London explores today’s changing world and taps into the social factors that shape and promote mental ill health.

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 at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London; The Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and the Economic and Social Research Council. 

The Statistical Genetics Unit

Our aims are to develop and apply statistical methods to identify and characterise the genetic component to common, complex disorders. 

Stress & Development Lab

Lab aims to understand how stressful experiences in childhood affect development and later health, and how to best support children who had such traumatic experiences. Work in the Lab has the following strategic directions.

Section of Women’s Mental Health

The Section of Women’s Mental Health (SWMH) undertakes mental health services and policy research with a primary focus on women’s mental health. We carry out global research into the gendered determinants of mental health problems and the needs of women with mental health problems using epidemiological and qualitative methods and develop and evaluate interventions to meet those needs and inform health policy. Our work contributes to policymaking and healthcare practice both nationally and internationally.



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NIHR Maudsley BRC

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