Research

BEAT Eating Disorders – New Funding for Research

“Beat is very pleased to report a significant new investment in UK eating disorder research. A group of research funders, led by the Medical Research Council (MRC), has announced over £4m to help the field grow by strengthening collaboration between researchers — including with those that usually focus on other conditions. This investment follows a recent …

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People with a Learning Disability facing a Mental Health Crisis

In a report from Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/people-with-learning-disability-facing-a-mental-health-crisis Nearly a third of people with a learning disability in the UK are struggling with mental health issues in the wake of the pandemic, according to new research from Mencap. In a recent survey, 88% of families and carers said their loved one was always or very often …

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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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