What we’re about
The purpose of this theme is to identify, prioritise and develop interventions to address this major health inequality. We target unhealthy behaviours and lifestyle such as poor diet, smoking and alcohol. We also target problems in accessing good healthcare and in the management of co-existing physical health problems such as diabetes, respiratory illness and ischaemic heart disease and seek to promote physical health and wellbeing.
The Mental Health and Comorbidities theme areas of interest include:
- Improving primary physical care for people with mental ill health and addictions.
- Improving care for long term health conditions associated with mental illness, such as diabetes and respiratory illness.
- Promoting healthier lifestyles and behaviour change, for example, smoking cessation and sexual health.
- Trans-cultural aspects of physical and mental ill health.
- Implementation evaluation.
Our aim is to present our findings to our NHS partners and national NHS decision makers, also engaging with users and cares both locally and nationally. We will produce an evidence base for strategies to improve physical health amongst those with mental ill health and addictions. Our NHS partners will benefit from the participation and engagement in service innovation and evaluation.
The Mental Health & Comorbidity Theme consists of a highly knowledgeable team of academics and clinicians across Yorkshire with expertise and an excellent track record of success in programme development, trial management, interrogation of 'big data', implementation evaluation, and health economic modelling in a wide range of mental health areas including serious mental illness and smoking cessation, long term physical health conditions, sexual health, and addiction. Therefore, we are ideally placed to offer evaluation services for programmes involved in health service delivery in mental health and comorbidity. For further details, please contact Professor Simon Gilbody (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your requirements.