8 June 2020
We are excited to announce that the Centre for Urban Mental Health and the Amsterdam University Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam are one of a select number of teams funded by Wellcome Trust to review the evidence on which aspects of interventions really make a difference in preventing and treating youth anxiety and depression. Each commissioned team will review the evidence for one active ingredient.
The active ingredients are diverse and cover the range of options, from improving gut microbiome function to increasing financial resources via cash transfer, from the use of antidepressants to increased self-compassion.
Our team will look at neighbourhood cohesion, the extent of connectedness within communities in which young people grow up, especially in an urban environment. During the commission, we will be reviewing the available evidence to present an insight analysis into what the evidence says about how effective increasing neighbourhood cohesion is for preventing anxiety and depression. Read more.
7 February 2020
In January 2020 eight PhD projects starts at the Centre for Urban Mental Health. The projects are equally distributed across three Faculties (two projects per Faculty): Faculty of Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Medicine.
The turnout of our UMH launch event at De Duif, Amsterdam on 8 November was a huge success. Thank you everyone for attending and supporting us.
Then, a series of guest lectures highlighted the importance of embracing complexity science in urban mental health using various mediums: professor Peter Sloot (Complexity science; UvA), professor Johan Bollen (Social media; Indiana University), professor Paul Verschure (Clinical stroke intervention; Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia), and professor Denny Borsboom (Network symptom modelling; UvA). Lastly, we had a series of pitches on six new exciting PhD projects which are fully funded by our Centre starting in January 2020.