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
- 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.