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EMH Annual Conference 2024

Edinburgh Mental Health

29 Nov 2023

Call for Posters, Papers and Panels: Now Open!

Navigating Mental Health Research: Uncertainty, Action and Change

Edinburgh Mental Health is delighted to invite proposals for posters, and 15-minute papers and panels of up to 3 speakers for our upcoming annual conference. The theme for 2024 is ‘Navigating Mental Health Research: Uncertainty, Action and Change’. We welcome proposals which broadly align with this year’s theme, especially those which present new or recent research findings, are challenge-led or address a key need within the field of mental health research.

How to Apply

Posters and Papers

To apply, please submit a 250-300 word abstract for your poster or 15-minute paper, along with a short biography using this submission link by 5pm, Friday 2nd February 2024.


If you are proposing a panel, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and short biography for each paper/speaker and a brief summary of the overall panel topic, using the same link as above by 5pm, Friday 2nd February 2024.

To encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and conversation, we expect panels to comprise of up to three papers which represent different disciplines or apply different methodological approaches to the panel topic.  If you have an idea for a panel and would like to pitch your topic to other EMH members, please get in touch with us at We would be more than happy to circulate and connect you with potential collaborators.

Poster, Paper and Panel Topics

Posters, papers and panels may explore, but are by no means limited to, the following themes or topics:

  • The meaningful engagement of people with lived experience of mental health issues in research

  • Good practice in patient and public engagement and mental health research more broadly

  • Supporting emotionally demanding research/ mental health and wellbeing for mental health researchers

  • Translating mental health research into action and change

  • The impact of interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies within the mental health field

This conference is an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of people from all disciplines working in the field of mental health research at the University of Edinburgh. As such, we particularly welcome proposals that are explicitly inclusive, embed diversity into our discussions and that have the potential to facilitate future interdisciplinary collaboration. We also welcome and encourage contributions from postgraduate and early career researchers.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this year’s conference or call for papers, please contact our Network Coordinator, Jessica Campbell, at

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