Skip to content

New partnership to enhance mental health research

Posted on 8 December 2017

The University of York and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) are partnering on a 15-year project to further develop mental health research.


The organisations have committed using research findings to improve quality of care for patients with mental health issues.

The mental health research partnership aims to make a difference to those working, learning and experiencing care within mental health fields. 

The organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing to active use of research findings to improve quality of care for patients with mental health issues. 

Global concern

Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor at the University of York, said: “Issues of mental health are a growing global concern and high-quality research in this area is an urgent requirement.  

“Through this new partnership we aim to establish international recognition for mental health and promote research that sheds new light on interventions that could save lives and improve health and wellbeing.” 

Strategic priority

Colin Martin, TEWV Chief Executive, said: “The mental health partnership signifies a strong strategic priority from both organisations for sustaining and growing research in mental health. 

“The partnership is committed to increasing public, patient and carer involvement. Research will be co-produced with people who have experience of mental health issues and their families and carers, with the aim of outcomes being used in every day practice.”

Media enquiries

Samantha Martin
Deputy Head of Media Relations

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322029