Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Research and Enterprise Group

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Emotion badges to illustrate mental health and emotional wellbeing Research and Enterprise groupResearch in this group combines applied ‘real world’ empirical research with a range of theoretical and conceptual models along the spectrum of  understandings of what we mean by the terms mental illness  and mental/ emotional health, using insights from, community psychology, medical sociology, social policy and social work, counselling and psychotherapy to influence policy and practice

The researchers have a common approach in developing critical perspectives of the often narrow and limited definitions of medically defined mental illness and disorder.

There is an emphasis on the lived experience of those diagnosed with what are often complex and stigmatising conditions, foregrounding of user involvement in understanding experience of services and healthcare. In turn, collaboration with the statutory health and social care providers impacts on policy and in developing values-based and person-centred practice.


Our ongoing research projects embrace the following elements of research:

  • Social epidemiology of mental health and complexity
  • Psychosocial interventions and approaches to wellbeing and emotional health
  • Mental health social care and criminal justice
  • Suicide prevention and emergency mental health
  • User perspectives, lived experience and inter-agency working in integrated healthcare

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

critical psychology Social Sciences
Mobile Applications Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Adolescent Health Services Medicine & Life Sciences
social psychology Social Sciences
Mental Health Services Medicine & Life Sciences
Anxiety Medicine & Life Sciences
psychology Social Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2019

'You can't have a good integration when you don't have a good communication': English language learning among resettled refugees in the UK

Morrice, L., Tip, L., Collyer, M. & Brown, R., 28 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Refugee Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

English language

Acceptability, Use, and Safety of a Mobile Phone App (BlueIce) for Young People Who Self-Harm: Qualitative Study of Service Users’ Experience

Grist, R., Porter, J. & Stallard, P., 23 Feb 2018, In : JMIR Mental Health. 5, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Mobile Applications
Cell Phones
Adolescent Health Services
Mental Health Services

An online survey of young adolescent girls' use of the internet and smartphone apps for mental health support

Grist, R., Cliffe, B., Denne, M., Croker, A. & Stallard, P., 25 Jul 2018, In : British Journal of Psychiatry Open . 4, 4, p. 302-306

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Mental Health
Surveys and Questionnaires

Activities 2012 2018

Climate change: trauma & transformations

Matthew Adams (Presenter)
22 Sep 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

A qualitative and quantitative approach to identifying the information used in life satisfaction judgements

Charlie Lea (Presenter)
May 2017

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

High life satisfaction and the use of one’s best life domains

Charlie Lea (Presenter)
May 2017

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation