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Art psychotherapy: How museums are helping mental health patients Reported in The Independent, February 26th 2019. Alison Coles is a lecturer in art psychotherapy at the University of South Wales. The idea of receiving psychotherapy in a museum might seem...read more
The Department of Education (DfE, 2016) sets out the Government’s expectation that over time we would see all schools providing access to counselling services. These expectations recognise that effective counselling is part of a whole school approach to mental health...read more
Latest Placement Offers at the bottom of the page Imagine knowing exactly where to find a placement that’s right for you. Trawling the internet for placement providers is a time-consuming task. While the stress of being rejected or not getting a response is...read more
Culinary Therapy: You’re Not Just Cooking A Meal! Cooking is alchemy. It’s one of the most fundamental ways that our outer world (what we can see, touch, and taste) communicates with our inner world (our physical body). It makes sense to think of cooking as therapy...read more
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...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...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...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...read more
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