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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This post first appeared on the National Centre for Mental health website. “Stigma will not disappear overnight. Still, we cannot allow those with mental disorder to continue to receive the levels of degradation and ridicule that have permeated far too much of human history. A far brighter future can and will emerge when knowledge replaces
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Sinéad Morrison is a PhD student with the Experiences of CHildren with cOpy number variants (ECHO)study Why did you choose to do research into mental health? I have always been really fascinated with mental health from a young age, and I can pinpoint this to the moment it was explained to me that the churning
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It was a great pleasure to chair the World Mental Health Day session at Cardiff University on 10 October 2018. We had incredible engagement from staff and students with a diverse group of over 60 participants. Cardiff signed the ‘Time to Change’ pledge that aims to challenge how we think and act when it comes
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James Wallace , PhD Researcher This article first appeared in The Conversation on 10 October 2018 For many people experiencing mental health difficulties, fear of the stigma associated with conditions can affect how they relate to others. This fear is not just limited to social interactions, it can affect all aspects of life, including the
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I have always been interested in the brain and the mind, and how we perceive and understand the world around us. I could have gone into more basic research about how the brain processes information, or how neurons work but found it much more interesting to work on a subject that has clear relevance to
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