Closing the Gap
A network to understand why people with severe mental illness have some of the worst physical health issues of any section of the population.
The Closing the Gap network is one of eight collaborative programmes in mental health funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in 2018, and is led by Professor Simon Gilbody based at the University of York and Hull York Medical School.
We're striving to better understand health inequality and reduce its effects.
Find out more about our first funding call.
We'll be collaborating with researchers from a variety of different backgrounds, with a range of skills.
More than 8,000 people are already on board to help provide data.
Four areas of expertise
We focus on the natural environment, ‘Big data’, digital technologies and arts and creativity.
We’ll partner with The Equality Trust, the Mental Health Foundation and others to deliver our research.
The Closing the Gap network is just the beginning of what will be a much larger and long-lasting programme of work to address health inequalities among people with severe mental ill health.