The Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) study investigates how discrimination experienced by both patients and healthcare practitioners may generate and perpetuate inequalities in health service use. Using questionnaires and in-depth interviews, the study aims to (1) highlight ways in which healthcare practitioners can help reduce discrimination experiences and (2) develop an intervention framework to reduce discrimination in healthcare settings. The TIDES study is funded by the Wellcome Trust. For more information on the study, please visit www.tidesstudy.com
The HYPE (improving the Health of Young PeoplE) Project is a web-based recruitment, risk assessment and resource platform for young adults (aged 16 and over) that will facilitate young people’s involvement in research and improve access to online and community-based social and health-related resources. The project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. For more information and to sign up, go to www.hypekcl.com
South East London Communtiy Health (SELCoH)
The South East London Community Health (SELCoH) study is an epidemiological cohort study based in Lambeth and Southwark that is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.
- SELCoH Phase 1 aimed to provide locally relevant prevalence estimates of common mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, as well as screen for less common psychiatric outcomes such as eating disorders and psychosis. Main paper: Identifying socio-demographic and socioeconomic determinants of health inequalities in a diverse London community: the South East London Community Health (SELCoH) study
- SELCoH Phase 2 aimed to examine the roles of historical social context and policy in shaping observed patterns of health inequalities; to investigate the differences in anticipated and perceived experiences of discrimination; and to investigate the contribution of discrimination to inequalities in social functioning, common mental disorders, physical functioning, and health service use. Main paper:Discrimination and common mental disorder among migrant and ethnic groups: findings from a South East London Community sample
- SELCoH Phase 3 provides a further biomedical follow up of the sample. This allows us to understand how stress and low mood are related to biological responses such as inflammation, HPA reactivity and cardiovascular outcomes, for which high quality population data are sparse.
For a full list of SELCoH publications please see the SELCoH website.