Improving mental health through neighbourhood regeneration: the role of cohesion, belonging, quality and disorder

Giles Greene* (Corresponding Author), David Fone, Daniel Farewell, Sarah Rodgers, Shantini Paranjothy, Bethan Carter, James White

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Abstract

Poor mental health has been associated with socioeconomic deprivation. The aim was to describe possible mechanisms underpinning the narrowing of mental health inequalities demonstrated by Communities First, an area-wide regeneration programme in Wales, UK. Propensity score matched data from the Caerphilly Health and Social Needs Electronic Cohort Study, assessed changes in mental health, neighbourhood-level social cohesion, belongingness, quality and disorder. A multiple mediation analysis found c.76% of the total indirect effect was accounted for by neighbourhood quality and disorder. Targeted regeneration that increases neighbourhood quality and reduced neighbourhood disorder could mitigate the mental health inequalities associated with socioeconomic deprivation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume30
Issue number5
Early online date10 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

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