Enhancing mental health (EMH)
The East Midlands has higher rates of depression than the national average and a lower than average use of crisis resolution.
This group will co-produce and implement applied research in long-term mental health conditions with service users, the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) and NHS primary and secondary care partners.
in common long-term
mental health conditions
Research and implementation will inform the assessment and management of these conditions in clinical pathways across the East Midlands and build capacity for future work in this area. Clinical conditions addressed by the theme will include depression, health anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dementia.
Professor Richard Morriss
Richard Morriss is an internationally renowned health services researcher in mood disorder and the implementation of research. In the previous CLAHRC NDL (2008-13) he was Director of Research and lead of the Adult Mental Health theme.
Richard chairs the NICE Guideline Development Group for bipolar disorder, holds a NIHR programme grant on bipolar disorder and is the lead of the Mood Disorders theme for the NIHR MindTech Health Technology Co-operative. He has developed a number of interventions that have been internationally or nationally implemented on early warning signs of relapse in bipolar disorder, models of care for depression, training interventions for front-line staff on the assessment and management of people at risk of suicide, and the primary and secondary care assessment and management of medically unexplained symptoms.