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 identify new pathways to improve mental health in the city. For example, we investigate the relationship between early life stress, the gut microbiome and mental wellbeing or the dynamics of ageism, loneliness and mental wellbeing for urban elderly.

Our mission is to find new pathways that can be targeted with interventions to improve urban mental health that take into account the complexity and dynamics of mental health problems and mental health disorders in an urban environment.