What is the Catalogue of Mental Health Measures?


Bio: Bridget Bryan is a PhD student and research assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. Her PhD research investigates the associations between loneliness, social isolation and work, and their implication for mental health and socio-economic outcomes. Bridget joined King’s in 2018 to assist in the data collection, web development and dissemination of the Catalogue of Mental Health Measures. Before joining the project, she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at the University of Sydney and a Master of Science in Sociology at the University of Oxford. Previously, Bridget has worked in research focusing on workplace mental health and the Australian forensic mental health system at the University of New South Wales, the Mental Health Commission of NSW and the University of Oxford.

Bio: Lily is a Research Assistant and joined the team in September 2020 to assist with editing and updating the Catalogue and reviewing new documentation from cohort and longitudinal studies. She completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, before completing her MSc in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology at King’s College, London. Previously, Lily has worked as a Research Assistant on projects primarily focusing on children’s behavioural and socio-emotional adjustment in relation to parenting and family relationships. Lily’s research interests include familial processes, behavioural genetics, and the role of early adversity and socioeconomic risk in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

Louise Arseneault, King's College London

Existing longitudinal and cohort studies provide unique opportunities to answer key questions related to mental health and wellbeing. But what has been collected? By who? When? And; how? The Catalogue of Mental Health Measures; is a searchable online platform providing detailed information about over 4;000 measures of mental health and wellbeing from over 45 British longitudinal studies. This webinar will introduce the Catalogue; providing an overview of how the Catalogue was developed; before an interactive demonstration of how the Catalogue can be used to discover existing mental health measures in UK longitudinal studies. The Catalogue may be particularly useful for early career researchers utilising data that has already been collected and researchers less familiar with the mental health field – but it may also hold some surprises for experienced mental health researchers! This is an interactive session; so please bring your laptop; tablet or phone so you can try it out.