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Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference 2021 - Online

'Mental Health: person and place' 26th May 2021

The University of York, Bristol and Keele - online

Supported by the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration (YH ARC)

We are delighted to be hosting online the 2021 Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference.  The conference will showcase primary care mental health research currently being undertaken in the UK. The conference is supported by the Society for Academic Primary Care and the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration

The conference is focusing on the following themes: ‘online spaces and green places’; ‘inequalities’; ‘connections and connecting’; ‘wellbeing and self-care’ and ‘adapting and transitioning’.

The conference will include two key notes delivered by Dr Joseph Firth and Dr Joana Cruz and sessions of brief elevator pitches.


Registration is now closed.

Abstract Submission

We are no longer accepting abstract submissions.

The conference’s theme 'Mental Health: person and place'

This has been an unprecedented time, and practitioners, patients and members of the public have needed to adapt and identify new ways of working and coping. We have learnt the importance of connection and connecting with people and places, and been reminded of the huge inequalities that exist within our society. Our own mental health has been challenged and the need to be kind to ourselves and each other is key. The changing situation has meant we have needed to adapt, and then adapt again, as restrictions and our knowledge change. Hopefully we are now starting to transition back to a more ‘normal’ way of life, although how we should do this, and what that entails, remains largely unknown.

We chose the theme of ‘person and place’, drawing on evidence from the Mental Health Foundation’s ongoing research into mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.  Their research demonstrates just how important nature and the environment have been to our mental health, but also that there are barriers to people accessing the natural world. The Foundation’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is ‘Nature and the environment’  

Collection of abstracts - Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference 2020 (cancelled)


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