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The Mental Health Research Group (MHRG) has the overall aim to enable people to recover from mental health issues, and develop their social inclusion. The collaborative approach to research adopted seeks to cultivate an inter-disciplinary understanding of mental health. Our vision is that research will have discernible outcomes that facilitate the improvement of mental health, inform policy, advance theory and develop practice.

The MHRG is comprised of academics from a range of departments at the University of Cumbria, spanning diverse backgrounds that include, but are not limited to: psychotherapy, social-psychology, occupational therapy, sociology, photography, rehabilitation, sport and physical activity, and mental health nursing. The MHRG also includes PhD students and external private practitioners that are involved in on-going research projects.

For further information on current research projects, evaluations and external affiliations, please contact the MHRG lead, Dr Karen Morris on

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