As part of a series of events at the University to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2017, a new book entitled Mental Health: Pasts, Current Trends and Futures was launched alongside an exhibition of images from the book in the Ron Cooke Hub on Heslington East.

The book has been jointly produced by the University's Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH), which is a WHO Collaborating Centre, and the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2). Funding for the project came from the Wellcome Trust and the University and translational and editorial support was provided through CGHH and the University's partnership with Fiocruz.

This trilingual book features a series of remarkable illustrated case studies of mental health from different areas of the world and across periods in time, several of them by experts from the University. Each sheds light on some of the many motivations and innovations in the field of mental health, and analyses the range of barriers and opportunities that continue to impact this complex area of work. Free copies of the book in the exhibition room will be available to take away.

The book is fully viewable online and a copy can be downloaded from the Centre for Global Health Histories website.