A mental health crisis is looming, affecting individuals, communities and economies worldwide. Cambridge researchers are advancing understanding of mental illness and wellbeing – and putting this into practice.

New evidence of suicide epidemic among India’s ‘marginalised’ farmers

17 Apr 2014

Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with the most suicides and areas where impoverished farmers are trying to grow...

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Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

14 Dec 2012

Urban neighbourhoods with high deprivation, population density and inequality found to have higher rates of schizophrenia.

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'Madness', James McArdell, after Robert Edge Pine 1760

Care in the community

02 Oct 2012

Historians have long recognised that the family were the chief carers of the mentally ill. A new study will investigate the emotional and economic...

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Therapy over the phone as effective as face-to-face

28 Sep 2012

Phone therapy also increases access and potentially decreases costs.

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Faces in the Crowd

With the people, for the people: applying mental health research

21 May 2012

From campus to community, the worlds of mental health research and medical practice are being brought together by a collaboration involving...

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Squeaky Gate

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

09 May 2012

Cambridge neuroscientists will be among the members of an innovative educational charity joining a Pink Floyd tribute band to celebrate the...

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Staff counselling.

Feeling better for longer

26 Mar 2012

Research into the effectiveness of staff counselling reveals that workplace support can have a striking and sustained effect for employees with...

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Cambridge study charts the past to anticipate the future

22 Mar 2012

A new Cambridge-led study has examined the past 60 years of incidence data on psychotic disorders in England in the hope that the data can reveal...

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The next decade of mental health drugs

15 Mar 2012

Academics advocate for changes to how we development better treatments for mental health.

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The team that created Inside an Unquiet Mind

Scientists: they are surprisingly normal

13 Jan 2012

One in four of us suffer from mental illness at some point in our lives – but the stigma surrounding mental health has proved hard to shift. An...

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Neuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain

06 May 2011

We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge professor set...

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I love peas

Happy children make happy adults

14 Mar 2011

New research links well-being in adolescence with life satisfaction in adulthood.

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