Research

Survey on Veteran’s Physical and Mental Health Services

https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/improving-veterans-mental-and-physical-health/ NHS England has launched a survey to find out people’s views and experiences of veterans mental and physical health services.  The information gathered will be used to help inform the development and provision of these services in the future. “As part of this exercise, we would particularly like to hear about people’s views and …

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SHAPING OUR LIVES SPOTLIGHT ON THE PIER PARTNERSHIP AT BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

https://shapingourlives.org.uk/2022/03/17/spotlight-on-the-pier-partnership-at-bournemouth-university/ Spotlight on: The Public Involvement in Education and Research (PIER) Partnership at Bournemouth University “In this month’s Spotlight, Dr Mel Hughes, (Associate Professor in Social work; academic lead for the PIER Partnership and Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Seldom Heard Voices at Bournemouth University) reflects on their work and challenges to inclusive …

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Report – Insights from Experience: Alcohol and Suicide

Suicide Prevention Consortium “Following survey activity late in 2021 looking at alcohol use, suicide and self-harm, the Suicide Prevention Consortium* has published a policy briefing and two-page ‘snapshot’ with findings and recommendations. Based on survey responses from 125 people with lived experience and 33 practitioners, the briefing highlights four key findings and associated recommendations, adding …

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HOMELESSNESS & MENTAL HEALTH – PILOT SCHEME TO HELP AFTER HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

Click link below to see a report from Mental Health Today. A subject that has come up in a couple of meetings I have attended recently. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-might-we-use-our-mental-health-services-prevent-/ “Homelessness is often the result of a long line of complications and difficulties faced by a person, and often that person has been in contact with various services …

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Report On Mental Health and Claiming Universal credit

https://cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/files/policypost/Making_adjustments_UC_mental_health_FINAL_0.pdf Child Poverty Action Group “People experiencing mental ill health face specific problems claiming support from our social security system. This is particularly the case with universal credit (UC) because it is fully digital, and because it is the same benefit for all working-age people, whether or not you have a mental health problem. To …

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Farming Community Network -Action and Research on Loneliness

https://fcn.org.uk/blog/2022/02/16/new-heritage-project-to-help-address-loneliness-in-farming-and-rural-areas/ https://fcn.org.uk/research/ A new research pilot developed by the University of Edinburgh and supported by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity hopes to help address loneliness in rural areas – and reacquaint people with farming’s exciting heritage. The Farmers Take 30 Together Virtual (T30TV) pilot invites participants from across the UK to escape, explore and …

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The Role of the Arts During the Pandemic

(from https://www.covidminds.org/ newsletter) This report, published by University College London (UCL) and funded by the Arts Council, summarises the complex role of the arts during the Covid-19 pandemic. During repeated lockdowns and venue closures, individuals and families relied on home-based arts activities and digital arts and cultural resources to help them manage the pandemic and …

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UKRI mental health networks Co-videos

Last month, the Mental Health Research Matters team released Season 1 of the Co-videos, featuring four of the eight UKRI-funded mental health networks. Hear from Closing The Gap, VAMHN, Emerging Minds and MARCH network about how they responded to the pandemic, the importance of lived experience in shaping research, the benefits of a network ecosystem, and their hopes for the future for mental health …

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Neurovascular study uncovers distinct sex-based biological markers of depression

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/mental-health-diagnosis/neurovascular-study-uncovers-distinct-sex-based-biological-markers-of-depression “Depression comes in a range of symptoms, including feelings of hopelessness, persistent sadness, loss of interest and appetite, as well as insomnia. While the overarching hallmark symptoms of depression are generic, research suggests that biological sex is a contributing factor to the specific manifestations and risk of individual symptoms.” A really interesting article by …

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