Past events

Review our previous networking activities, including events with guest speakers exploring a range of topics.


Grant workshop for three upcoming funding calls in mental health

24 January 2023, 12pm – 2pm. Venue: Parkinson SR (2.31) Seminar room

This workshop aimed to provide targeted support for researchers interested in applying for one of the following funding calls:

  • NIHR: Interventions to increase the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. Deadline: Stage 1 application 4 April 2023.
  • NIHR: Interventions that impact loneliness. Deadline: Stage 1 application 15 August 2023.
  • Wellcome Trust: Mental Health Award for tackling anxiety and depression Deadline: 7 June 2023.

We helped to:

  • Get expert insight into these funding schemes from a research manager.
  • Find out how the University of Leeds can support your application.
  • Meet other researchers to explore the potential to work together on an application.
  • Hear from former successful applicants to these schemes.
  • Hear about our collaboration with Leeds City Council’s public mental health team and how they can help support your application. You can partner with LCC where it adds value.
  • Find out how to access lived experiences panels to support an application from its earliest stages.

Mental health and communication policy

1 February 2023, 10am – 12pm. Online event.

This research seminar that aimed to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives on the links between mental health and communication policy.

The Leeds Interdisciplinary Mental Health Research Network hosted a series of presentations, debates and discussions to support the creation of new partnerships and collaborative funding applications.

Topics of discussion

  • How is national communication law and policy addressing the topic of mental health?
  • Should internet platforms be required to take greater responsibility for mental health concerns of users?
  • How is mental health represented in media and what are the effects?
  • Can communication itself intervene in mental health / mental health care?
  • What policies are developing around intercultural communication, competency and sensitivity?
  • What behaviours or trends are being observed in uses of technology, and what are the policy implications?


  • Ideas for sustaining a network of related research in the UK.
  • Spurring new partnerships and collaborative funding applications.


Interaction with researchers from Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

7 December 2022, 10am-11am. Psychology Building, room 1.33

A joint event between LIMHRN and InterActiveUoL. Zoe Jackson, Megan Garside and Amelia Taylor from the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust talk about their ongoing projects:

  • CONIFAS aims to co-produce a nature-based intervention specifically for children and young people with ADHD with children, families, and professionals who have lived experience of ADHD. 
  • SoundFields aims to utilize a co-design panel (children, parents and mental health professionals) to develop and evaluate a low-cost implementation of the virtual reality ‘game’ for treatment of auditory hypersensitivity for children with autism.
  • Safety Nets is a feasibility study of a community-based social prescribing intervention involving combined physical activity and psychoeducation for young people on mental health service waiting lists.

This event provided:

  • an opportunity to meet children and young people researchers from the Trust and learn about the Trust's involvement in research
  • a chance to hear about their current projects spanning physical and mental health
  • time to talk about future collaborations.