Physical health care in mental health settings: how a knowledge exchange can shed light on opportunities for policy, practice, education and research improvement
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Alison Tobin
3w ago
Dr Seren Roberts People with severe mental illness experience poorer physical health than the general population, with 13–30 years shortened life expectancy. This health inequality is well known. Many health policies world-wide are seeking to close this health gap. Health promotion and improving access to health services has been a priority for achieving improved health ..read more
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 Why it is okay to ‘fail’ New Years resolutions
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Alison Tobin
4M ago
Undergraduate psychology student Lily Maddock is currently on placement at CUBRIC, where she is researching individuals with schizophrenia-associated copy number variants and assessing how they affect cortical network connectivity using MEG and MRI. (add in info on placement). She discusses how we need to be realistic about our new year’s resolutions and what we can ..read more
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Do experiences of social isolation impact the mental health of young people?
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Alison Tobin
4M ago
How does being isolated from other young people relate to mental health problems? In this blog, Dr Katherine Thompson, a postdoctoral research associate researching statistical models to predict depression at Purdue University in the United States, discusses her PhD research on this area. This research was featured as part of the Neuroscience and Mental Health ..read more
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Skellern Lecture and Lifetime Achievement Award
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Ben Hannigan
11M ago
Eileen Skellern made a major contribution to the development of modern, interpersonally mediated, mental health nursing and following her death in 1980 a lecture series was founded in her name. Since 2006 the Skellern Lecture has been delivered on an annual basis, alongside a Lifetime Achievement Award. This combined event is now the UK’s leading ..read more
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From ‘Instagram mothers’ to Postpartum Psychosis
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Marisa Casanova Dias
3y ago
Motherhood is meant to be “Instagram perfect”. Full of smiles, cuddles and cute babies. But there is more to it, sometimes invisible to the naked eye. We all hear about the physical consequences of having a baby, but not about mental illness brought on by having babies. Motherhood in Real-life The  Louis Theroux documentary ‘Mothers ..read more
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Mental health nursing as a career choice – Ben Hannigan & Nicola Evans
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Ben Hannigan
3y ago
How to describe what mental health nurses do? That’s a challenging question, and one that underpinned a recent review of the work of graduate and registered mental health nurses, Playing Our Part. This made the case for the person-centred work of nurses, involving the skilled provision of face-to-face care. More recently, here in Wales a ..read more
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Working in a Pupil Referral Unit – Jodie Gornall
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Alison Tobin
3y ago
With a long-standing interest in mental health and helping others, I was looking for a job opportunity that would offer me variety, outside of my background in the care industry. I came across the role of a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) with an agency firm, fulfilling my desire for something I hadn’t ..read more
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Ten Years of the Postgraduate Cardiff Neuroscience Society
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Alison Tobin
3y ago
Written by the PCNS Committee The Postgraduate Cardiff Neuroscience Society (PCNS) is a student-led society funded by the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHRI). We aim to bring together early career researchers in Cardiff University with an interest in mental health and neuroscience to provide opportunities for learning, socialising and networking. Throughout the year, we ..read more
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Meet the researcher – Dr Kathryn Peall,Clinical Senior Lecturer, Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Alison Tobin
3y ago
Why did you choose to do research into mental health? My interest in mental health research began during my PhD, which was focused on mental health symptoms in a specific type of movement disorder. Other than the psychiatry training I had done at medical school, this was the first time that I had had the ..read more
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Integrating high-quality mental health research and undergraduate teaching
Cardiff University | Mental Health
by Dr William Davies
3y ago
Dr William Davies, Schools of Medicine and Psychology A major challenge in mental health research is to disseminate our emerging findings to relevant stakeholder groups – these include fellow academics, patients and support organisations, clinicians, funders and charities, and healthcare professionals such as genetic counsellors. Another key stakeholder group are undergraduate students, who, through being ..read more
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