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The Centre for Urban Mental Health
Finding new pathways to improve mental health in the city
For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. Unfortunately, city life can be challenging for mental well-being. How can we help people thrive in an urban environment and reduce the burden of mental disorders like depression, addiction and anxiety?
At the Centre for Urban Mental Health, researchers from different fields use the tools of complexity science to find answers.
The Center for Urban Mental Health (UMH) is one of the research prority areas (RPA) of the University of Amsterdam. This collaborative project is embedded in three of its faculties. In this way optimal use can be made of the knowledge and skills available within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), the Faculty of Medicine (A-UMC), and the Faculty of Science (FNWI), together with the Institute for Advanced Study at the UvA (IAS).