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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 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, Professor of Learning Disabilities, University of Glasgow
  • Laura Caven, Student Health Consultant, National Union of Students Scotland
  • Helen Minnis, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow
  • David Coghill, Clinical Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Dundee

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.



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 Lancet - Depression and Cancer

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.

SMHRN Newsletter

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SMHRN provides three core services to support mental health research in Scotland:

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