International Centre for Mental Health Social Research

Mental Health Statistics - 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental health [Photo (cc)]

1 in 4 people are affected by mental health issues each year (APMS, 2007)

People and Happiness in Society [Photo (cc)]

Our research deepens our understanding of the social circumstances which affect mental well-being

Social Research with Online Methodologies

We develop new social research methodologies to engage with different social groups

Child Well-Being - a child smiling [Photo (cc)

Our group includes expertise in child well-being, social inequalities, employment and social work

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) brings together researchers from around the world to undertake a unique research programme applying social science to mental health practice.

Based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, the Centre's research focuses on social perspectives in mental health through the life course from childhood to old age.

The collaboration meets a need for research into the social, economic and cultural factors which help to enhance mental well-being and support recovery from mental distress. Research also focuses on the role of social problems in the cause and course of mental health problems and will develop and evaluate innovative ways of tackling them. Read more about us.

See also further information about our members, projects and publications. We welcome collaborations with researchers in the UK and across the world. Please contact individual members, the Centre Director or the Centre Administrator to discuss how we might work together.

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Dr Martin Webber
Centre Director

Rachel McAllister
Centre Administrator


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