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How to support employee wellbeing within local authorities

Grainne Elliott, CMO of Thrive, describes four things that employees of local authorities need to support their wellbeing both on and off the job and can be delivered via this new emphasis on digital tools.
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A national strategy for social care could save the NHS £1 billion every year

Research found that the supported housing and integrated mental health system could save the NHS £950 million if used as a national strategy for social care.
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The science behind how loneliness can create internet addiction

The highest risk revealed by this research is for adolescent boys aged 16, who face a strong chance of becoming temporarily addicted to the internet.
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Stress is the most common reason that teachers change careers

With COVID-19 limitations, the profession of teaching has changed in unprecedented ways - however, public school teachers experienced high levels of stress even before the public health crisis.
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Science needs to overcome “structural racism” to end the HIV epidemic

A new report published in The Lancet investigates why 43% of HIV deaths in 2018 happened in the Black community, with policy solutions for the ongoing HIV epidemic.
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Irregular sleep schedule increases risk of depression

A new study has found that having an irregular sleep schedule can increase the risk of bad moods and depression.
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Suicide rates for young women are increasing in Japan

For one decade, Japan worked to bring down suicide rates across the country - now, COVID-19 threatens to reverse this progress by creating a new category of people who are vulnerable.
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The role of the mind in dis-ease

We hear from emotional trauma expert and renowned healer, Antonia Harman about the role of the mind in dis-ease.
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Looking forward: the post COVID-19 working world

Here, Fintan Burke at PLACEmaking discusses what the post-COVID working world could look like and how this imminent future is fused with mental health.
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Researchers identify young adults who are facing elevated anxiety

The study looks at behaviour traits at the age of 15, that signal if individuals could be at risk of elevated anxiety three years in the future.
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The experience of unpredictable stress could trigger depression

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have found a potential connection between the experience of unpredictable stress and the function of neurons that can trigger depression.
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New white paper will give Government more control over NHS

The legislative changes in the white paper released today (11 February) include giving local and central Government more control over the NHS - which is expected to be implemented in 2022.
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The challenge of diagnosing depression could be solved by machines

Machine learning could be the solution to the "big challenges" of accurately diagnosing depression, say scientists at the University of Birmingham.
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What is the connection between pain and memory?

Researchers are investigating how everyday pain impacts memory - specifically, how do these daily experiences impact the way we think? 
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People with severe mental disorders more likely to die from COVID-19

A new study from Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet has found that people with severe mental disorders have a significantly increased risk of dying from COVID-19.
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Data finds 300mg of coffee can solve short term cognitive impairment

Professor Renata Riha, at the Edinburgh Department of Sleep Medicine, released new data about how coffee can balance short term cognitive impairment - as experienced by sleep deprived people, or shift pattern workers.
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Indian farmers continue to protest controversial agricultural reforms 

Prime Minister Modi cut the internet in many districts where Indian farmers continue to protest agricultural reforms, which would enable corporate takeovers of small farms while lowering crop value.
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Dr Alex George appointed as Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints Dr Alex George as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador during Children's Mental Health week.
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Medicaid expansion improves pregnancy outcomes for low-income women

A professor describes severe maternal morbidity in low-income women as a public health crisis - now, Medicaid expansion seems to be improving pregnancy outcomes.
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Domestic abuse services receive £40m to support victims

Specialist support services for victims of rape and domestic abuse will receive an extra £40 million funding boost from the Government.

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