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. 

Check out this 1-minute video of our Centre below...

Upcoming Events

You are invited to join the International Conference on Urban Mental Health in collaboration with EACLIPT hosted by the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Save the Date: Registration goes live this fall. 

The conference is open to practitioners, academics, policymakers, students, supporters, and allies who are interested in sharing best practices and learning more about mental health in the city, with a focus on interdisciplinary research with complexity science as a backbone. 

Wednesday, October 18 - 16:00 - Join via IAS or Zoom

Register here for this free event. 

The Centre for Urban Mental Health organizes a series of in person and online lectures to highlight expertise and current thinking on complexity science and urban mental health.

We are excited to have Dr. Catherine Hartley join us for an increible talk for our lecture series. Make sure to reserve a spot and join us in October!

Latest News

Read our article on The Urban Brain - Mental Health in the City.. 

 For some people, the city is a place where you can be yourself and thrive, but for others, living in the city can be a struggle. Researchers at the UvA Centre for Urban Mental Health explore how city dwellers can maintain or achieve mental health.

Read more about our Green Light Symposium and Party..

Urban Mental Health will be launching into its second period very soon and on 6 September, we hosted a day symposium and dinner  to celebrate the future. This symposium includes presentations from Prof. Morten Kringelbach, Prof. dr. Claudi Bockting & Prof. dr. Reinout Wiers.

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