Call for evidence

The University of Birmingham Mental Health Commission has a simple hypothesis: we cannot simply scale-up existing models of treatment to meet the current level of mental health need. We have to change the paradigm from treatment and containment to prevention, early intervention and sustainable recovery – and we have to shift resources accordingly.

It is this hypothesis that the Commission wishes to test to devise a new agenda for action, taking a life-course approach, looking at the best of what works to reduce the prevalence of mental distress and how to support its adoption across the UK.

The call for evidence is an opportunity to showcase your research or innovation both to the Commission itself and to a wider audience when the Commission reports.

Download the full call for evidence (PDF - 521Kb).

We are keen to hear from anyone with ideas and expertise to contribute, whether that is by personal experience or by profession. We seek practical examples, case studies, and insights in how best to implement promising approaches, as well as rigorous peer-reviewed research.

The Commission will consider this evidence and the analysis of this will be published on the Commission’s website. During the process of collecting evidence, and once the final report is published, we will be engaging with policy makers to support a paradigm shift in our approach to mental distress.

To contribute, please contact us. The deadline for submissions is: Friday 14 April 2017.

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