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New approaches to mental health in schools gain traction

To truly improve mental health in schools and the well-being of students, educators and families, there is no substitute for human connection.
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An in-depth look at opioid dependence

Dr Gerard Sinovich, Lead Pain Specialist, provides an in-depth commentary on behalf of Cantourage Clinic concerning what we need to know about opioids and opioid dependence.
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63% of HR leaders say mental health and well-being is their biggest priority

63% of HR leaders highlight mental health and well-being as their biggest priority amid the cost of living crisis.
Stolen Lives: The Reality of Living with Long Covid

Stolen Lives: The Reality of Living with Long Covid

Long Covid is affecting an estimated two million people in the UK; however, both the general population and the UK government have continued to overlook its impacts. This eBook sheds light on the life-changing condition.
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Trial finds four-day work week boosts employee wellbeing and productivity

After testing a four-day work week across 61 companies in the UK, researchers found the trial was successful both economically and productivity-wise.
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Trauma-Informed Practice should be the norm, not the exception

Dr Paula Christie, Research and Enhancement at College Development Network, highlights the importance of implementing trauma-informed practice to help students as they enter the learning environment.

Why Europe needs to catch up with psychedelic research

David Nutt FMedSci, Chair Drug Science and PAREA, Prof of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, explains why Europe needs to catch up with psychedelic research.
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Why is smartphone addiction on the rise, and are you being affected?

With 6.3% of the population currently suffering, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores and examines concerns around smartphone addiction (SMA).
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Boosting nature, health and well-being through tree planting

The UK government has announced a fund of £14 million to allow both local authorities and community groups to improve well-being through tree planting.
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National Sickie Day: How to improve self-care

The ONS estimates that there were 17 million working days lost to stress, depression or anxiety in the UK between 2021 to 2022; how can we avoid this?
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Researchers find the most ‘purposeful’ method to stop binge drinking

A culture of binge drinking has left many with cases of alcohol addiction, but research finds a strong purpose in life can reduce this temptation.
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Day Tripper: is LSD and magic mushroom microdosing the future?

Kath Temple, Psychologist, discusses the history, politics and science behind LSD and magic mushroom microdosing.
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How can Americans attain full health and wellness potential?

Open Access Government examines how the U.S. is building a stronger foundation for a healthier future – one in which every American can attain their full health and wellness potential.
Open Access Government January 2023

Open Access Government January 2023

It's time to welcome our January 2023 digital publication. Here we bring you substantial policy analysis, including health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, government, transport, energy, environment, agriculture and much more.

Perceptions of the ‘Short Guide to Personal Recovery in Mental Health’

Jackie Mellese, Communication Manager at Mental Health Europe, with Mental Health Ireland (MHI), explain how the ‘Short Guide to Personal Recovery in Mental Health’ is perceived.
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Education responsive to children’s brain development can improve mental health

Is an education that responds to children’s ongoing brain development, supporting social and emotional development, the key to addressing the youth mental health crisis?
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VAR Healthcare: Supporting nurses in daily practice to avoid employee burnout

VAR Healthcare is a digital tool for decision support widely used in the Norwegian and Danish health sectors to help avoid employee burnout and its outlook is promising.
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What are the physical health benefits of cold water therapy?

Coldwater therapy means exposing the body to cold temperatures by immersing the body in cold water. This might be by cold water swimming or taking cold water showers or baths.
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Beating the NHS backlog: Supporting those waiting for an autism assessment

The growing waiting lists for NHS care across the UK have impacted people waiting to receive autism assessments, but could digital tools help with this? 
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Physical and mental health benefits of a sugar-free diet

Deciding to embark on a sugar-free diet can be a complicated challenge, especially as sugar comes in many forms - but here we list the many benefits of not consuming the substance.

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