24 March 2021 - Modeling cognitive and behavioral changes associated with mental health
26 May 2021 - Exploring trajectories of comorbid depression and physical health
'When one teaches, two learn.'
– Robert Heinlein
We are excited to start our first Honours Module on Urban Mental Health.
Via the Problem Based Learning approach, we'll guide an interdisciplinary group of 25 honours students through the current state of the art on Urban Mental Health and foster collaboration on urban challenges over the next 9 weeks.
Maarten van den Ende and Lotte Brinkhof spoke about their research and the Centre for Urban Mental Health.
The Centre for Urban Mental Health is featured in a recent Lancet Psychiatry profile of our co-director prof. Claudi Bockting, where she discusses the potential of complexity science and urban mental health research.
Press release University of Amsterdam, 31 August 2020
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.
The turnout of our UMH launch event at De Duif, Amsterdam on 8 November 2019 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.