Collaboration with Andrea Mechelli to use the ‘Urban Mind’ app in China

We have added an additional Work Package 4, which will collect data on mental health and surrounding social and physical environment with the mobile app ‘Urban Mind’ developed with colleagues at King’s College, London, now being revised for use in China and other M3 cities.

The Urban Mind app is a project lead by Dr Andrea Mechelli, a neuroscientist at King’s College London. It aims to understand how different aspects of the urban environment affect mental wellbeing by collecting real-time data about your current urban environment, lifestyle and mental wellbeing, seven times per day over a period of one week. We hope that the results will inform future urban planning and social policy aimed at improving design & health.