Research in Wales

Location: Wales

With a Learning Partner approach, we work with partners to find out the impact they are having on mental health.

Often our partners don’t have mental health as their primary focus but would like to understand the impact they are having on the well-being agenda.

We have worked with many different partners to help them work out the difference they are making. These partners include:

  • Sport Wales
  • Gwynedd Youth Services
  • The Police
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Tata Steel

Featured reports

Uncertain times: Anxiety in the UK and how to tackle it

This briefing looks at the prevalence and rates of anxiety amongst different groups of people, and the current key drivers and risk factors for anxiety. It also considers the main ways of coping with anxiety and provides recommendations to governments across the UK for preventing anxiety.

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The economic case for investing in the prevention of mental health conditions in the UK

Our report with the London School of Economics and Political Science provides evidence from the UK and around the world that proves prevention interventions work.

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Building resilience in the fishing sector in Wales

As the UK journeys towards leaving the European Union (EU), there remains considerable uncertainty for the fishing industry, fishermen and coastal communities in Wales.

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Surviving or Thriving? The state of the UK's mental health

This report aims to understand the prevalence of self-reported mental health problems, levels of positive and negative mental health in the population, and the actions people take to deal with the stressors in their lives.

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Prevention and mental health report

This report provides an understanding of the evidence for prevention and mental health so that we can address the greatest health challenge of our times.

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Tackling social inequalities to reduce mental health problems

This report describes the extent of inequalities contributing to poor mental health in the UK today. It explains how certain circumstances interact with our own risks and discusses communities that are facing vulnerabilities.

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Fundamental facts about mental health 2016

A comprehensive summary of mental health research, providing a unique handbook of key facts and figures, covering all key areas of mental health.

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Relationships in the 21st century: the forgotten foundation of mental health and well-being

This report explores relationships across the life course, why they matter and the importance of being part of a community.

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Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health

Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress.

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Case Study

In conjunction with Public Health Wales, we have worked with a large police force in Wales, helping them implement their mental health strategy.

Using a well-being tool, we helped them assess the activities of two of their departments in line with this tool.

Together, we asked questions like:

  • How much control do individuals, or the community have over their life and decisions?
  • What sort of resilience is being built through police activities?
  • Is the police work improving participation and inclusion?
  • Or contributing to the wider determinants of health?

At the end of our assessment (which takes 8 to 12 months), we will write a report tailored to their work so that they can feel confident of their impact on mental health in their activities.

For further information, please contact our team in Wales.
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