The Mental Health and Wellbeing group focuses on applied research into development and transitions across the life span, early interventions, prevention of illness and promotion of wellbeing.
Examples of current research are: MILESTONE , which investigates transitions from children to adults mental health services for young people; the At Risk Mental State for psychosis and use of virtual reality to treat aspects of psychosis; Collaborative Care in the management of severe mental illness; and Early Intervention for Bipolar Disorder.
CLAHRC theme 2, 'Prevention and early intervention in youth mental health', focuses on improving the care pathways of young people, enabling direct access to services when they need them.
The Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit work in the area of mental health and wellbeing by offering support to parents of infants. Examples of this are:
Parents under Pressure, a twenty-week home-visiting support programme for parents who are drug and/or alcohol dependent and have a child under two and a half years of age.
Mums4Mums - A telephone support intervention for mothers suffering with Postnatal depression (PND).
The aim of CEREN (Central England Rehabilitation Network) is to improve the lives of people with disability by enabling the growth of rehabilitation research in well-being connected to long term disabling conditions.
The Statistics and Epidemiology group develop and apply innovative methods for the evaluation of mental health and wellbeing, including the (short) Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale [(S)WEMWBS]. Current projects focus on defining the contribution of (S)WEMWBS vis a vis other measures of mental health, sensitivity to changes attributable to a wide range of different approaches and interventions, validation in different geographical and cultural settings and international comparisons.