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 five 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) and (v) delirium (SUNRISE). 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 led by Najma Siddiqi

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.


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 on qualitative studies and development of a delirium intervention in hospices as well as developing a core outcome set for delirium trials.