Clinical Psychology

Global mental health and wellbeing

Promoting mental health and wellbeing around the world.

Rural scene in Malawi

Our work focuses on mental health as a key driver for health and sustainable development, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Staff in this area work alongside key health sector, social care, NGO and governmental stakeholders and organisations in the global south, using a diverse range of approaches and methodologies.  Working from a social determinants of mental health perspective, we aim to identify risk and resilience factors for mental health. We also seek to develop interventions and frameworks to promote well-being, enable individuals and communities to thrive. 

We have active collaborations in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South & Central Asia, and South America. We seek to explore strategies among people at risk of vulnerability in a global context. Our research has included mapping psychological services in low and middle-resource countries/communities; identifying the role of maternal mental health in early child development, protective factors that enables positive re-settlement and thriving among refugees; and examining the role of community well-being, education and living conditions in refugee camps. Staff members are also part of the University of Edinburgh Global Mental Health Network and Global Academies.



Staff with expertise in global mental health and wellbeing

Research groups related to global mental health and wellbeing

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