Current research work

Contributing to the research discourse

We run the annual Janice Sinson Award, which highlights innovative thinking in the next generation of mental health researchers.

We have funded several PhDs and submitted various peer-reviewed research articles.

Public information

We update our popular how-to guides and A-Z of mental health pages regularly to ensure they are up to date with the latest evidence.

Children, young people and families

Young Mums Together

The Young Mums Together project addresses the wellbeing needs of young mothers through new facilitated peer-support groups and will work with young mothers ages 16 to 25. In total 15 groups will runin children's centres in Haringey, Hackney and Islington

Creating Connections

Run in partnership with the charity Gingerbread, Creating Connections is a Big Lottery-funded project, which aims to support single parents in South Wales (Cardiff and Newport) to improve mental wellbeing through self-management training and peer-support groups. A final report will be available in April 2017.

Later life

Standing Together

Expanding on the success of our pilot project Peer Support Groups for People with Dementia, the Standing Together project extends groups to tenants living in Housing & Care 21 extra-care housing schemes who struggle with loneliness and social isolation. The project will see the roll out of 25 peer support groups over three years, finishing in July 2017.