Political Studies Association conference

Martin Smith and Carlos Solar presented a paper at the Political Studies Association conference, which took place in Brighton from 21-23 March. The paper considered the consequences of austerity policies, the need for public services to restructure and become more efficient, and the specific impact of this on partnerships working to improve policing and mental health. A version of the …

March Newsletter

The March newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams, including a look at the plans for the overall evaluation of the project. There’s also more on the work that has been undertaken on the first systematic review for the Connect project. And you can find out more about the plans for trialling a …

February newsletter

The February newsletter is now available. This issue includes an update on the progress with the various research streams. The protocol for the randomised control trial is almost complete, and will be submitted to the University of York Health Sciences Research Governance Committee for research ethics and governance approval. The business case for the research methods training has been finalised; the draft …

Focusing on mental health: York joins forces with North Yorkshire Police

The University of York has secured funding of £1 million to collaborate with North Yorkshire Police on new approaches to dealing with mental health problems. Part of the £10 million Police Knowledge Fund launched to encourage collaboration between academia and police forces, York is one of 14 successful UK bids. Each collaboration aims to increase evidence-based knowledge, skills and problem …