About Mental Health

What we do and why

The focus of the Mental Health Research theme is to promote safe, effective and therapeutic mental health care.

We have a cross-cutting theme of service user involvement and co-production 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.

Our work

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.