Mental health and wellbeing

According to the World Health Organization, mental disorders are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.

Our research considers mental health and wellbeing from multiple aspects; from understanding how the mind works and structures memory and thought, to investigating the significance of external factors such as the economic environment and uncontrollable factors such as the global banking crisis.

Importantly, we also aim to research the positive aspects of mental health– mental wellbeing– and the consequent advantages within society of a mentally well population. Mental wellbeing is a key component of people’s overall wellbeing; a broad notion that comprises evaluations of physical and mental health, happiness and life satisfaction. The examination of mental wellbeing has been used increasingly to inform public policy around the world.

Projects available under this theme

Applications for 2018 entry are now closed. Projects for 2019 entry will be announced in January 2019.