Mental Health and Addiction Research Group

The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) is a leading UK centre for large pragmatic trials and related studies. Our work is focused on the care of people with addictions or mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar illness, as well as on prevention.

Our studies are designed to inform policy, applying and integrating population, clinical, behavioural, economic and other scientific perspectives. We believe that high quality evidence can and should be used to make a difference to the lives of people affected by these types of problems.

The group is a joint collaborative enterprise between Hull York Medical School and the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences. The key areas of expertise within our group are outlined in key themes.

Our researchers deliver teaching on the University of York’s MSc in Mental Health Research, equipping students with the skills to take on roles in mental health research and clinical settings, and to have a positive impact on improving individual and population mental health and wellbeing. 

The group is directed by Professor Simon Gilbody.

Visit the Mental Health and Addiction webpages on the University of York website