Projects and activities

Healthy weight and mental health

The Adversity and Trauma HIT collaborated with the Healthy Weight HIT and the Psychosis HIT on an workshop in January 2023 to explore the connections between mental health and weight.

Adversity and Trauma HIT member Laura Howe is a Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics at the University of Bristol. She gave the first talk on the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences, poverty, obesity and mental health, based on insights from her research using Children of the 90s data. She highlighted that intergenerational trauma and poverty were big risk factors:  women were three times more likely to have both depression and overweight if living in poverty, and men twice as likely.

See slides from Laura’s presentation