Innovative Approaches to Mental Health in Cornwall and Beyond
This call invites proposals that seek to develop a new model or approach to mental health-related challenges facing Cornwall and other rural areas in the UK.
Projects might, for example, aim to develop a new tool for use by industry or a new method or approach for use in education. The potentials of new and emerging digital platforms may be of particular interest.
Interested candidates are encouraged to think laterally with respect to the social environment of rural areas, where challenges related to mental health could be narrowed to focus on, for example:
- effects of access to and relationship with the natural environment
- effects of and access to the arts
- issues linked to gender inequality
- the promotion of mental health and wellbeing in children and adolescents
Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that consider the central theme from local, national and even international perspectives, and should seek to address this theme with an approach that will resonate beyond Cornwall. It is expected that proposals will take a practice-based on humanities-based approach, but will boldly cross disciplinary boundaries to engage other subject areas, including the hard or social sciences to inform the primary methodology.
Ideally, this project will be carried out with a partner and there is the potential for partner relationships to be arranged with the support of the university, following selection of the doctoral student. Possible partners might include, for example: Cornwall Council; Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust; NHS Kernow; the SOPHIE network (access to the coast and mental health); the Eden Project; Sabre Trust (innovation in education); Grow Cornwall; Mind, or others. In your application, you are invited to indicate how you envisage a partner supporting or contributing to the research, and how your project might benefit a partner.
To discuss this project proposal please contact: Danielle.BarriosONeill@falmouth.ac.uk
For all other application related enquires please contact:
Research & Development team on 01326 255831 or email@example.com