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Mental and physical health multimorbidity

This theme focusses on evidence-based interventions and improving services for people with both mental and physical ill health together.

We have six programmes of research: (i) severe mental illness and diabetes (DIAMONDS), (ii) improving mental and physical health in South Asia (IMPACT), (iii) long-term conditions and common mental health problems (3DLC), (iv) long-term conditions and sub-threshold depression (CHEMIST), (v) delirium (SUNRISE) and (vi) mental and physical multimorbidity (NIHR ARC). The group uses evidence syntheses, interrogation of healthcare data and clinical trials of complex interventions to answer key questions in order to design interventions and test their effectiveness.

This theme is jointly led by Najma Siddiqi and David Ekers

Diamonds collaboration

Diamonds collaboration: Severe mental illness and diabetes. It includes four projects: DIAMONDS, EMERALD, DAWN-SMI and DIAMONDS Voice.   

3Dimensions for Long-Term Conditions (3DLC) 

This evaluation project will ‘scale-up’ a new model of integrating medical, psychological and social care for people with COPD and Heart Failure.

Managing Multiple Health Conditions in Older People

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The MODS programme of research aims to develop and evaluate a brief psychological intervention for older adults with long term health conditions and coexisting low mood or depression.


Improving Outcomes in Mental and Physical Multimorbidity and Developing Research Capacity (IMPACT) in South Asia at the University of York. 

Community Pharmacies Mood Intervention Study 

The CHEMIST study aims to evaluate the delivery of brief psychological support via community pharmacies to people living with long-term health conditions.


Working with the SUNRISE collaboration to develop and test interventions to improve care of delirium in hospices and palliative care units, as well as conducting delirium research in hospitals and care homes. 

Mental and Physical Multimorbidity

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The Mental and Physical Multimorbidity Applied Research Collaboration aims is to address complexities arising from coexisting mental and physical health problems.