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ESRC Centre for Society & Mental Health

The ESRC-funded Centre for Society & Mental Health explores today’s changing world and taps into the social factors that shape and promote mental ill health. We bring together world-leading expertise in psychiatry, neuroscience and the social and human sciences to analyse the major social, economic and cultural transformations affecting our mental health.

This includes working closely with those who have experienced mental ill health, as well as with government, non-governmental organisations, policy members, planners, architects and local mental health and community groups to translate our research into practices that will improve the lives of all who are affected. 

Latest activities: 

16 June 2020 I Impacts of social isolation among disadvantaged and vulnerable groups during public health crises

26 May 2020 I REACH Study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in young people 

20 May 2020 I Mutual aid and the kindness of strangers

19 May 2020 I Mind the Gap 17 - 25

29 April 2020 I How people and policy can protect mental health during the lockdown

29 April 2020 I We need to mobilise communities and address the causes of mental ill health in our response to COVID-19

29 April 2020 I Podcast: World We Got This: Mental Health and COVID

27 April 2020 I Physical distancing is key in the battle against Covid-19 - but how does it effect wellbeing? 

09 April 2020 I Podcast: World We Got This: WHO Got this

08 April 2020 | Mental Health and Social Change in the time of COVID-19 

Our partners

University of Heidelberg Germany

Heidelberg University

McGill University

Indiana University Bloomington

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University of Manchester

Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Contact us

Co-director: Professor Craig Morgan

Professor of Social Epidemiology and Head of the Health Service & Population Research Department, Institute of  Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. 

Co-director: Professor Nikolas Rose

Professor of Sociology, Global Health & Social Medicine, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

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