Networks and collaborating groups


We have established and lead a number of large-scale networks and special interest groups that bring together a combination of senior academics, key stakeholders in policy and practice, and early career researchers.

Between 2023 and 2025 we will additionally be establishing four international collaborating groups for each of our programme areas (epidemiology, behavioural science, clinical trials and implementation science, and complexity science) to advance research further and faster by developing collaborative research bids, building global policy influence, and sharing findings, methods and approaches. The networks and partnerships we house are:

MARCH Network

The MARCH Network set out to transform our understanding of how social, cultural and community assets enhance public mental health and wellbeing, help prevent mental illness, and support those living with mental health conditions.

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Between 2020 and 2022, COVID-MINDS brought together hundreds of researchers examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health through 170 longitudinal studies in over 60 countries.

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WHO Collaborating Centre for Arts and Health

This status encourages us to collaborate with the WHO and others to realise the potential for our research to contribute to global developments in policy and practice.

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Arts Health Early Career Research Network

The network is a peer-led network and social media feed, supported by our research team and PhD students.

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