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The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness prevention across society. The Commission will have a particular focus on children…
People with severe mental illness (SMI) often have poorer physical health than the general population as they are more likely to experience unnecessary health inequalities and are unable to access the physical healthcare they need. To help address these inequalities, City, University of London mental health researcher Dr Chris Flood…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has announced a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. The study will explore how new social workers develop in their early careers and the SSSC are asking all NQSWs who registered in 2016 to fill…
Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. This comes as Prime Minister…
Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. A new report from CHASM, University of Birmingham’s research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, is calling on the government…
A type of depression may affect people who are genetically at risk of schizophrenia, a new study has suggested. The University of Edinburgh research team said its findings could help to shed light on the causes of depression, which affects about one in five people. It could also pave the…
The oldest people in society are suffering due to social exclusion, with many struggling to get to the shops or doctors, according to new research. Those over 85 are much more likely to be shut out than those aged 65 to 84, the new study from social policy researchers at…
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice. The four-year study by Medical Research Council (MRC)…
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