Maintaining positive mood and the role of lifestyle activities

To what extent do lifestyle activities influence our mood? Can involvement with hobbies and cultural activities help to reduce depression?


We examine how lifestyle factors including living situation, health, social support, and involvement in cultural activities affect mood among older adults.


This work has been conducted by Eve Tomlinson and Naina Thaker.

The effect of participatory art groups on quality of life.

Is there something special about being involved in art?


We are working with the participatory art group Meet Me at the Albany to explore whether being involved in art can have a benefical effect on well-being.


Kine Ervik has contributed to this study. Currently working on this study are Charlotte Gove and Elena Mariezcurrena.

Mood across the lifespan

Improving mood with brain stimulation


Funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust


It may be possible to improve mood by stimulating the brain with a very small electric current. This has been shown to be effective in younger adults but not yet performed with older adults.


Carys Evans is the Research Assistant on this project.


We are currently looking for volunteers for this study.If you are interested in finding out more, please follow the link below and quote "Brain Stimulation Study".