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Mindfulness, mental health, wellbeing and poverty

Karma Jiga, CEO of the Nilupul Foundation introduces adapted Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI) that reveals positive changes in health and wellbeing for the socioeconomic deprived (SED).
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How diabetes can affect the eyes

With diabetes on the increase in the UK, Dr Louise Gow, Specialist Lead for Eye Health at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) explains more about the condition and how it can affect the eyes.
body image disorders

Are your employees affected by body image disorders?

As body image disorders continue to be on the rise, David Price, CEO of Health Assured offers advice on how to recognise if your employees are affected and how to provide support.
mother with mental illness, northern ireland

25% of children have a mother with mental illness

One in four UK children between the ages of 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness, according to a team of University of Manchester researchers.
smart working, employee performance

Smarter working: Improving employees’ performance

Dr Shahnaz Hamid, Programme Leader at Interactive Pro, tells us how smarter working improves employees’ performance.
antidepressants

Record number of antidepressants prescribed last year

Smart TMS, unveils exclusive research on the nation’s attitudes towards depression, mental health and its treatments.
self harm rate, middle aged men

Researchers find high self-harm rate for middle-aged men

Self-harm rates in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester.
body image during pregnancy, emotional wellbeing

Body image during pregnancy can define relationship with baby

Researchers have shown that a new way of assessing women’s relationship with their body image during pregnancy could help predict how well the mother might bond with her unborn baby and her longer-term emotional wellbeing.
gender identity disorder, world health organization, transgender rights

WHO removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed 'Gender Identity Disorder' from their diagnostic guidelines; meaning that Trans individuals should not be dismissed by Governments as 'mentally ill'.
Cannabinoids for therapeutic

Cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes – where are we?

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group shares a perspective on the present status and potential evolution when it comes to cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes.
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Universal Credit and mental health: “It was a confusion”

In this article, Carolyn Lochhead discusses research that reveals how Universal credit has a significant impact on mental health.
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US Congress approves landmark LGBTQ rights bill

On the 17th May, The U.S. House of Representatives voted 236-173 to approve the Equality Act that would give landmark federal protection to LGBTQ individuals despite opposition in the White House.
revenge porn, naked pictures

8% of British people are victims of ‘revenge porn’

Almost one in ten Brits have had their naked pictures or videos shared without their consent, which is colloquially known as revenge porn.
autism and learning disabilities

Measures to improve care for people with autism and learning disabilities

The new measures include a working group for learning disabilities and autism and funding specialist advocates to review the care of patients in segregation or long-term seclusion.
robot therapists, technical university of munich

What if we had robot therapists instead of humans?

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) have published an initial study into how AI robot therapists could be used in the future to treat mental illness: Here we examine their ethical concerns.
rural areas

Resilience in rural areas through participation: Insight from a mental health provider

Pfalzklinikum, a service provider for mental health in the Rhineland-Palatinate in Southwest Germany with over 2,000 employees in 14 locations, provides an insight into what they call the new health in the village, that is a participation project fostering resilience in rural areas
confidence and stability

Mental Health Awareness Week: Instilling confidence and stability in your staff

As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s important to focus on positive mental wellbeing and promote confidence and stability in the workplace.
Time to Change Employer Pledge, Student Loans Company

Student Loans Company signs Time to Change Employer Pledge

SLC Chief Executive, Paula Sussex, has signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, renewing the organisation’s commitment to changing attitudes to mental health.
unexplained mental health, UK economy

Unexplained mental health sick days cost the UK £1.4 billion

Stigma around mental health struggles and burnout is costing the UK economy £1.4 billion a year through unexplained mental health days, according to a new report.
teenage life satisfaction, social media

Social media has debateable effect on teenage life satisfaction

Oxford researchers conducted a study of 12,000 British teenagers, which shows links between social media and teenage life satisfaction are small at best, but can change depending on gender and how the data is analysed.

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