MARCH Network
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The MARCH Network                                  

University College London

Torrington Place

London WC1E 7HB

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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

WHAT WE DO

research on social, cultural and community assets and mental health

SUPPORTING

researchers, community organisations and individuals with lived experience

CONNECTING

cross-disciplinary methodological approaches

DEVELOPING

new strategies and policies on community assets and mental health

ENABLING

and removing barriers at individual, organisational and policy levels

IDENTIFYING

greater participation and public engagement with community assets

ENCOURAGING

Our progress in 2018-2019

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OUR GOALS

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