• 16 November 2017, 12:00 – 1:30
  • Room A, 1 Parliament Street
  • Contact: postevents@parliament.uk, 02072198973
  • This event is open to Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and parliamentary staff.

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is co-hosting a lunchtime seminar on mental health research for policy with Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study.

Understanding Society is a longitudinal study providing crucial information for researchers and policy makers on the causes and consequences of changes in people’s lives – capturing information on a range of social, economic and health issues, covering young people, adults, families and households.

There will be an introduction from Edward Wood, Director of Research and Information Services, House of Commons Library, and then attendees will hear from Professor James Nazroo, University of Manchester, about what the Understanding Society study can tell us about the impact of racial discrimination on mental health, and Professor Yvonne Kelly, University College London (UCL), will talk about research findings on children and adolescent mental health. Raj Patel, Impact Fellow for Understanding Society will give a broad overview of the Understanding Society Study and details of its annual report: Insights 2017.

This event is open to parliamentary staff only, and registration at the event begins at 11:45 AM. To register, please email postevents@parliament.uk or call 020 7219 8377.