Supporting Bristol’s mental health research

The NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre is at the forefront of the University of Bristol’s mental health research. In a series of short films, created with the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, we showcase the depth and breadth of mental health research taking place at Bristol, highlighting how inclusion is at the heart of impactful research.

University of Bristol mental health research

The first of our films gives an overview of what to expect in the rest of the series. University of Bristol researchers featured include Professor Sarah Purdy, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Experience, and Professor David Gunnell, who leads the Bristol BRC’s work on suicide prevention.

Supporting student mental health and wellbeing

In this film we take a look at three of the many research projects focusing on student mental health and wellbeing. These include supporting mental health and academic achievement among autistic students and notifying students’ emergency contacts when there are serious mental health concerns.

Impact of COVID-19 on mental health of family members, interactions and home environments

This film features research led by Dr Rebecca Pearson, on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health of family members, interactions and home environments.

Providing mobile phones to survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking during the pandemic

This film features Dr Michelle Farr of NIHR ARC West and Kate Garbers of Unseen, talking about a project to provide mobile phones to survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adolescence, digital technology and mental health care

This film features research by Dr Lucy Biddle on adolescence, digital technology and mental health care.

Forecasting the effects of COVID-19 across a whole mental health system

This film features lead researcher Dr Jennifer Cooper, and Dr Julian Walker from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust – one of the partners on this project to forecast the effects of COVID-19 on patient experience and service delivery across a whole mental health system.