Our second virtual symposium showcasing the latest research conducted within the NIHR School for Public Health Research Public Mental Health (PMH) Programme took place today over Zoom. The event was well attended with over 200 people registered and representation from researchers, practice and members of the Public Mental Health (PMH) Network.
Wednesday 27th April – Morning session
Presentations from the morning sessions are now available at:
This session showcased the work from Phase 2 of the Public Mental Health Programme, which has been focused on evaluating promising approaches (activities, programmes, etc.) for mental health. This programme of work is divided into eight projects: five that explore public mental health in adults, and three projects which explore public mental health in children and young people:
Adult mental health projects
- Does co-locating public mental health interventions in community settings improve mental health and reduce health inequalities?
- Real life matter: A study of what, where, and how services in community spaces work for older adults.
- Evaluation of the health and financial impacts of co-located welfare services in primary care in times of austerity
- Using big data to understand public mental health interventions and inequalities
- Public perspectives on inequalities in public mental health
Children & young people mental health projects
- School culture and student mental health: a participatory action research study
- Secondary school support for the mental health of students in the COVID-19 era
- Creating a Health Research Network to improve young people’s mental health and well-being
Wednesday 27th April – Afternoon session
Presentations from the afternoon sessions are now available at:
The afternoon session was made up of a series of short presentations showcasing the SPHR public mental health work from:
- PhD students
- Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES)
- Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellows
- Our Research Network (ResNet) members