AI can assist in reducing waiting lists for mental health services
The NHS is currently overwhelmed with long waiting lists of people trying to access mental health services. How could AI streamline these lists?.
Researchers make urgent call to prevent mental health-related deaths
A ground-breaking study in Lancet Psychiatry by 40 international specialists urgently demands global action on mental health-related deaths.
Peer mentor programmes could become a pathway out of addiction
The government has developed a £3.7 million peer mentor and employment programme for people with substance dependence to seek help from those who have beat addiction.
Skyrocketing inflation worsens student mental health crisis
The current economic situation, marked by soaring inflation, is significantly impacting student mental health and worsening the ongoing crisis among young people.
The secret genetic risk of schizophrenia uncovered
The secret of the genetic risk of schizophrenia has been hiding in plain sight — the placenta, says the groundbreaking study conducted by the Lieber Institute for Brain Development.
Protecting people’s mental health at work
With mental health issues on the rise, Ryan Exley from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health explains why organisations must understand risk factors for poor mental health at work and implement measures to protect the wellbeing of their staff.
How common is internalised ageism in adults?
University of Queensland research led by Professor Julie Henry suggests that normal age-related cognitive changes may increase the risk of internalised ageism in older people.
Brain gene which causes anxiety symptoms provides a novel drug target
Researchers have identified the gene in the brain which drives anxiety symptoms – which, if modified, could reduce anxiety levels.
What does racial trauma look like, and how is it affecting communities?
Frequent exposure to racism impacts long-term mental health, often influencing ‘racial trauma’, leading to self-hatred and a low sense of self-worth Across many African American...
Benefits of swimming and blue spaces on mental health
A new study from Better investigates the benefits of blue spaces and swimming for mental and physical health.
We all need good mental health to flourish in life
Open Access Government unpacks good mental health from the perspective of the World Health Organization.
Could exposure therapy help adolescents with eating disorders?
One of the most effective interventions for certain types of anxiety disorders is exposure therapy – confronting your fears in a safe environment.
Hostile parenting and discipline increase a child’s risk of mental illness
Hostile parenting and harsh discipline on young children significantly increase a child’s risk of developing lasting mental health problems.
Understanding the increasing rates of child mental health issues
Professor John Sharry, Psychotherapist, Clinical Advisor for SilverCloud® by Amwell® and Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Psychology University College Dublin, walks us through some child mental health issues.
Feelings of loneliness in older adults is in decline, says poll
It is three years since the COVID-19 lockdown was announced, and only now have feelings of loneliness in older adults started to decline.
How did ‘virtual visits’ to the doctor help depression care in the US?
The ‘virtual visits’ which transpired following the shift to telemedicine during COVID-19 restrictions improved depression care in quality and in quantity.
How to prepare for your first psychotherapy appointment
You have finally mustered the courage to start your counselling and have settled on a psychotherapy appointment, what can you do to better prepare?
Symptoms, causes, and treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD)
Dr Lynne Green, Chief Clinical Officer at Kooth Digital Health, explores the symptoms, causes and treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD).
Mental health support for refugees & migrants
Fatima Awil, Policy and Knowledge Officer, at Mental Health Europe, argues that mental health support must be given priority as part of a comprehensive approach to well-being for refugees and migrants.
Talking therapy for self-harm trial “could make a huge difference”
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) launches a new talking therapy for self-harm trial in an effort to reduce the number of those struggling in the UK.