UKRI have announced a major £24 million investment into improving the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents in the UK. One of the projects being funded is led by Professor Kam Bhui in the Department of Psychiatry, it will bring together diverse creative-arts, digital and health experts to investigate how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect adolescents’ mental health.
Seven newly funded and highly ambitious projects aim to generate a whole new understanding of the developing mind to enable young people to flourish.
Professor Bhui, principal investigator for ATTUNE (one of the funded projects), Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, said:
‘I’m delighted to be leading ATTUNE: a remarkable partnership between the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, a world leader in mental health research, and Falmouth University’s Games Academy and Creative Arts and Digital Health platforms, led by Professor Ma, Provost and co-PI.