'Facilitating the development, set up and successful completion of mental health clinical research studies across Scotland.'
The Scottish Mental Health Research Network (SMHRN):
- Supports high quality research in mental health in Scotland.
- Set up in 2007 and officially launched in November 2009. (Slides and video footage from the event are available, including presentations from the Director, Professor Stephen Lawrie.)
- The network has supported over one hundred studies including large multi centre trials (SMaRT 2 and SMaRT 3), Imaging studies (TMRI-GC Imaging), genetic studies (Scottish Family Genetic Collaboration), pilot studies (Multiple Symptoms Study), commercial studies and epidemiological studies.
SMHRN Annual Scientific Meeting 2015: 'Youth Mental Health'
|Date:||29th October 2015|
|Venue:||Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh|
The Scottish Mental health Research Network Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on 29th October at the Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street, Edinburgh. Our theme this year centres around youth mental health. Mental health problems affect people of all ages but the seeds of mental illness are often sown in childhood and it is estimated that 75% of all psychiatric problems start before the age of 25. About 20% of Scotland's one million young people are directly affected by mental ill health. Research in this area is therefore of paramount importance. Come and hear about the latest developments from leading youth mental health experts.
Speakers and workshop presenters include:
- Mina Fazel, Research Fellow, University of Oxford
- Stephen Lawrie, Director of SMHRN, University of Edinburgh
- Stella Chan, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh
- Susanne Harder, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
- Peter Uhlhaas, Reader in Psychology, University of Glasgow
- Andrew Jahoda, Laura Caven, National Union of Students
- Helen Minnis, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow
- Further speakers to be confirmed
We welcome poster abstracts for this event. Please see submission form below for futher details.
To request an exhibition stand please email the network administrator.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!
SMaRT Oncology-2 & SMaRT Oncology-3 Trials published in The Lancet
We are pleased to report that the SMaRT Oncology-2 & SMaRT Oncology-3 trials have been published in a series of linked papers in The Lancet.
The papers report on the prevalence of major depression in patients with cancer, and on two trials of an integrated depression treatment. The papers can be found by following the link below.
The Scottish Mental Health Research Network team supported these trials with their recruitment and follow-up, and would like to congratulate the Psychological Medicine Research group led by Professor Michael Sharpe.
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