Mental Health, Migration and the Chinese Mega-City

Funded period: 01/16 - 12/18
Grant value: £653,242
Lead institution: King's College London
PI: Nick Manning
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Mental health, Migration and the Chinese Mega-city looks at the complex issues facing migration populations in Shanghai, in particular access to public services, and their implications for mental wellbeing. Drawing on a review of the existing literature and an extensive process of first-hand data collection through interviews with migrant residents in Shanghai, the project will develop a detailed street-level picture of urban life for the city’s migrants. The outputs of the research will support the development of targeted policies to improve mental health outcomes in today’s cities, with relevant findings for other countries experiencing similar challenges.