Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work (SPSW) at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research in social policy, social work, applied social science and professional development for public management. In the latest national research evaluation exercise (REF 2014) SPSW’s overall research performance was ranked third in the UK, with 54% of research activity rated as world leading. The Department was equal first in the UK for the impact of its research. The majority of SPSW’s academic staff have been assessed as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) brings together researchers from around the world to undertake a unique research programme applying social science to mental health practice. Based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, the Centre's research focuses on social perspectives in mental health through the life course from childhood to old age. The collaboration meets a need for research into the social, economic and cultural factors which help to enhance mental well-being and support recovery from mental distress. Research also focuses on the role of social problems in the cause and course of mental health problems and will develop and evaluate innovative ways of tackling them.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust was created in April 2006, following the merger of County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust and Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust. We provide a range of mental health, learning disability and eating disorder services for the people living in County Durham and Darlington, the Tees Valley and most of North Yorkshire.
With over 6,500 staff and an annual operating income of over £300 million we deliver our services by working in partnership with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of other providers including voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as service users, their carers and the public.