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human rights defenders, COVID-19

The consequences of a global pandemic on human rights defenders

Nishat spoke to Ed O’Donovan, Head of Protection at Front Line Defenders, to dissect pandemic obstacles faced by human rights defenders - especially Indigenous communities in Brazil.
biomarkers

Technology focus: Social impact analysis using voice biomarkers

Shinichi Tokuno from the University of Tokyo walks us through voice analysis technology, specifically focussing on social impact analysis using voice biomarkers.
indigenous youth resilience, life

Indigenous youth resilience: Water protectors

Dr Dawn Martin-Hill and Dr Christine Wekerle from McMaster University highlight Indigenous youth resilience research, including comment on what water teaches us.
reopen schools

Supporting employees as the schools reopen

David Price, workplace wellbeing expert and CEO of Health Assured, advises how employers can support their staff as schools begin to reopen.
medical education, education

Disruptive change in medical education: Impact on faculty

Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, focuses on disruptive change in medical education, including its impact on faculty.
Social isolation childhood

Social isolation during childhood causes damage to specific brain circuit

A study in mice has shown long-lasting effects from juvenile social isolation and suggests methods of potential treatment.
digital mental health therapy

The critical role of digital mental health therapy

Dr Lloyd Humphreys, clinical psychologist, NHS Innovation Accelerator alumnus and Head of Europe at SilverCloud Health, explores the aspects of delivering mental health services after COVID-19 and the important future role of digital mental health therapy.
european mental health strategy

Beyond COVID-19: The call for a European mental health strategy

Marcin Rodzinka, Advocacy and Policy Officer for Mental Health Europe, discusses how EU states are paving the way for more resilient mental health systems post COVID-19.
do not resuscitate, elderly

Care homes told to label residents as Do Not Resuscitate

A recent report found that care homes were given blanket orders to label their elderly residents as Do Not Resuscitate, without asking family.
COVID-19 documentation, AHRC

£1 million for COVID-19 documentation project in Manchester

The University of Manchester recently won a grant of nearly £1 million, to support their ongoing COVID-19 documentation projection.
black students, british schools

Black Students Matter: Can British schools learn anti-racism? 

Halima Jibril, History student and Founding Editor of Ashamed Magazine, discusses Black children in the British school system and calls for education outside of traditional schooling.
gambling addiction

The mental and physical impacts of living with a gambling addict

Susie Jones gives her personal account on the financial and emotional pressures of living with somebody with a gambling addiction, how lockdown has accentuated many of the behavioural triggers, and the steps people can put in place to combat the behaviour.
policing homelessness

Policing homelessness: The mental health of an isolated community

Researchers look at the public health impact of policing homelessness in the Colorado area.
lebanon blasts, beirut

Lebanon blasts: When the diaspora steps in for the Government

On 4 August, there was an explosion in the heart of Beirut: The question now, is can the blasts permanently change the future of Lebanon?
gender diverse, autism

Trans and gender-diverse individuals more likely to be autistic

The Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge found that trans and gender diverse adults are three to six times more likely to be diagnosed as autistic.
back-to-work anxiety

Combatting back-to-work anxiety in STEM

In this article, we will explore back-to-work anxiety in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industries and how to combat it.
workplace diversity, dinner table conversation

Can workplace diversity change discussions around the dinner table?

Toby Mildon discusses how workplace diversity could influence the way that individuals perceive minority groups, via dinner table conversations.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
offenders with mental disorders

New guidance provided for sentencing offenders with mental disorders

Daniel Jackson, Solicitor at BCL Solicitors LLP, reviews the recently published sentencing guideline for offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders or neurological impairments, which is effective from 1 October 2020.
healthcare workers

U.S. healthcare workers struggling with mental health as a result of COVID-19

A new study highlights the mental health struggles faced by healthcare workers in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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