For our next seminar, the Centre for Mental Health Research is delighted to welcome Dr Neha Shah, who will present her umbrella review of population level interventions addressing the social determinants of mental health.
Neha is a researcher with an interest Public Mental Health. She brings to this a clinical background as Specialist in Public Health (Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health) and a Psychodynamic Therapist.
Her current role spans academia and policy, working across City University and Public Health England to enhance and strengthen research in public mental health and how it translates to policy and practice.
Promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness is a key focus of the Millennium Sustainable Development Goals and a broad evidence base exists to support the influence of social determinants on population mental health.
However, a recent Lancet Commission identified a ‘Prevention Gap’ in relation to international progress in prevention and promotion in mental health.
Neha's review aimed to synthesise systematic review level evidence to identify effective interventions and policies that influence the social determinants of mental health at national or scaled population level; mechanistic pathways for intervention impact on mental health; draw conclusions on where the strongest evidence base exists to inform international policy; and identify key gaps in the evidence base.
The presentation will also reflect on the strengths and limitations in synthesising the evidence at scaled population level to inform public health policy.
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