Mental Health


The focus of the Mental Health Research Group is to promote safe, effective and therapeutic mental health care. We have a cross cutting theme of service user involvement and coproduction in the development, focus and management of our research through our PPI work. We have strong links with the NHS, particularly with Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust and we collaborate with a number of other universities and third sector organisations.

We are developing research examining:
• Coercion and restrictive practices
• Patient and professional safety in mental health services
• Effective and therapeutic mental healthcare

As a team we support a large number of PhD students whose work fits within our themes. We strive to ensure that our research is embedded within our teaching and learning to our pre-registration nursing students, psychotherapy and counselling students, and through our post-registration provision.