researchers, community organisations and individuals with lived experience 


research on social, cultural and community assets and mental health 


cross-disciplinary methodological approaches 


and removing barriers at individual, organisational and policy levels


new strategies and policies on community assets and mental health


greater participation and public engagement with community assets


Short term

There is greater connection between researchers, breaking down traditional disciplinary and asset-based silos

Concise policy reports, briefs and resources relating to the impact of community assets on mental health are available to policy makers

There is enhanced awareness of the impact of community assets for mental health amongst community and third-sector organisations

Medium term

Identified gaps in the evidence base are filled with new cross-disciplinary research

The role of community assets in mental health is included in all mental health strategies and in the strategic priorities of community organisations

Barriers to accessing community assets amongst those with mental illness are identified and removed

Long term

Research on community assets and mental health moves into the mainstream of mental health research

There is strong partnership work between mental health services and community organisations including clear referral pathways

There is greater and more balanced engagement with community assets amongst both mental health service users and the general public

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The MARCH Network is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call