Research beyond biomedical confines: towards better mental health and well-being for all


  • Jou Yin Teoh Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, United Kingdom.
  • Kee Hean Lim Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, United Kingdom.



mental health, mental disorder, suicide prevention, collaborative research, mixed-methods research


‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’ is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2019. According to the World Health Organisation, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 15-19 years old. One person dies of suicide every 40 seconds, with this form of death affecting people of all age groups in all countries. Hence in line with this year’s theme calling for a trans-sectoral and interdisciplinary approach to address this epidemic, we would like to invite all contributors and readers of Neuroscience Research Notes (NeurosciRN) to take a moment to reflect on how they - as researchers can contribute towards the facilitation, discussion and promotion of positive mental health, which in turn has been found to reduce suicide risk.


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How to Cite

Teoh, J. Y. and Lim, K. H. (2019) “Research beyond biomedical confines: towards better mental health and well-being for all”, Neuroscience Research Notes, 2(4), pp. 1–4. doi: 10.31117/neuroscirn.v2i4.43.