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Mental Health - Imagining Beyond

Led by: University of Edinburgh 

Funding awarded: £7,655 

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The 'Mental Health - Imagining Beyond' project is focusing on identifying gaps where data may not reflect lived experiences, for example how stress is recorded in data vs how it is experienced in the community.

Working with the Community Wellbeing Collective (CWC) in Wester Hailes, people with lived experience of mental health and inequality will imagine together new ways of identifying questions that are urgent to their community. The programme will be community-run and evolve as the project progresses.

Through a series of sessions, the team will identify issues that the participants would like to explore, before inviting data researchers to give their insights and discuss how the issues interact with their work.

Participants will be supported to facilitate creative explorations of these issues with the wider community, considering how each can be recorded and processed as 'data' and how this compares or contrasts to what data scientists are doing.

Find out more about Mental Health - Imagining Beyond on the project blog

Watch the project summary

Find out more about the project in this video, recorded as part of the RDS Public Engagement Fund showcase in February 2024.


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