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Homeless Youth With Pets Are Less Depressed Than Those Without 23% of homeless youth have pets, according to research (reference below). The team surveyed 398 homeless youth at two drop-in centres in Los Angeles. While previous studies have shown that pets can be...read more
Everyone has mental health! Sport & Physical Activity Benefits Mental Health There is now clear evidence that physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline in adults and older adults with a 20–30% risk reduction in developing dementia for adults...read more
Combat loneliness with 'social prescribing', says Theresa May Article written by Sarah Marsh for The Guardian on October 14th 2018 Doctors will be encouraged to refer patients to art groups, cookery classes and other activities GPs in England will be able to refer...read more
Research Unit to Bring Evidence to Forefront of Mental Health Policy UCL and King’s College London are leading the establishment of a new policy research unit, the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which will bring mental health researchers, clinicians,...read more
NHS Should Expand 'Social Prescribing', says Health Secretary This article was written by Dennis Campbell for The Guardian newspaper, Sept. 6th 2018 Doctors and nurses should routinely tell patients to take part in sports and social activities rather than...read more
Sleepio App To Be Rolled Out Across The South of England Written by Hannah Crouch on October 2nd 2018 for Digital Health Those living in the south of England are to be given access to a digital treatment for insomnia. The Sleepio app, which has been part of...read more
How understanding emotions can help with divorce or co-parenting From publication 'When Parents Separate:Getting it Right for the Children: A guide for parents' by Krisztina Glausius and Leezah Hertzmann. In this extract we take an overview of the process of...read more
Co-op Looks to Health Tech Sector with Dimec Acquisition! This article was written by Hannah Crouch on September 25th 2018 for 'Digital Health' online news. Start-up company Dimec has been bought by the Co-op as the retailer sets its sights on the health...read more
3 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A THERAPIST! Q1. What do we need to look for in a therapist? Q2. What mistakes can be made during therapy? Q3. What myths are there about therapy? For clarity, I’ll use the term therapist to cover counsellor as the...read more
Expats Mental Wellbeing & Online Counselling! Expats research studies have found that expatriates are more susceptible to mental health issues in the absence of their family and friends. An expat life can create a deep sense of loss. They can go through emotional...read more
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