Place and preference effects on the association between mental health and internal migration within Great Britain

Publication type

Journal Article

Published in

Health and Place


Sam Wilding, David Martin and Graham Moon

Publication date


Individuals with mental health needs are more likely to migrate than the general population, but the effects of migration preference and place of residence are often overlooked. These issues are addressed through the application of a novel origin and destination multilevel model to survey data. In comparison to those with good mental health, individuals with poor mental health are more likely to make undesired moves and this is moderated, but not explained by place of residence. Implications for understanding the mental health and migration relationship, and its impact on service provision are then proposed.

Volume and page numbers

52, 180-187





Area Effects, Psychology, Geography, Demography, Migration, Well Being and Health