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VIRTUAL EVENT: Discover the depths of mental health data in UK longitudinal studies

01 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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This webinar brings together two creators of the Catalogue of Mental Health Measures to introduce the tool.

This event is free.

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Jennie Blows, Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER)

Mental health awareness has been steadily increasing in recent years. Estimates of the extent and adverse impacts of mental health problems underline the urgent need for more research, so that we can better understand the causes and the consequences and to identify the most effective interventions. 

Existing longitudinal and cohort studies provide unique opportunities to answer key questions related to population mental health and wellbeing. But what has been collected? By who? When? And, how?

As part of a CLOSER project, Professor Louise Arseneault and her team developed the Catalogue of Mental Health Measures. It is designed to be a searchable, online catalogue documenting existing measures of mental health and wellbeing in UK cohort and longitudinal studies. 

In this interactive webinar, Louise and Bridget will introduce users to the catalogue. They will showcase how it can help researchers find detailed information on a large range of mental health measures, available in over 30 UK longitudinal and cohort studies. 


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About the Speakers

Louise Arseneault

Professor of Developmental Psychology at King's College London and Mental Health Leadership Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Council

Louise's research focuses on the study of harmful behaviours such as violence and substance dependence, their developmental origins, their inter-connections with mental health, and their consequences for victims.

Bridget Bryan

Research Assistant at The Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London

Before joining King's College London, Bridget worked in research that focused on workplace mental health and the Australian forensic mental health system at the University of New South Wales and Mental Health Commission of New South Wales, as well as on a project examining museum leadership in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford.