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Alisoun Milne explores the importance of social connections for mental health and how Covid19 has eroded identity, sense of self and self-worth in older people, particularly those in care homes.…Read more

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by Daniel Briggs Luke Telford Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd  |  16th July 2021

Daniel Briggs, Luke Telford, Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd explain why Social Science has such a crucial role in responding to the pandemic, thinking critically about the changing relationship between states and citizens, tracking the impact of inequalities, and making sense of the new world. …Read more

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Mark Cieslik charts the history of studies of happiness and wellbeing, outlining his own research into what contemporary Britons mean by happiness.…Read more

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Michelle Jayman, co-editor of 'Supporting New Digital Natives', calls for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing to be at the forefront of education recovery strategies.…Read more

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COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the vulnerable, and will continue to do so in the economic downturn. Karen McArdle, co-author of 'The Impact of Community Work', champions the role of community work in frontline support as well as giving people a voice to be active citizens in the future.…Read more

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by Andrew Ryder and Nidhi Trehan  |  14th December 2020

Andrew Ryder and Nidhi Trehan, co-editors of 'Romani Communities and Transformative Change', discuss the recent report into the psychological effects of hate crime on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma in the UK.…Read more

Patrick Vernon calls for the decolonisation of UK mental health policy to show we really believe in black lives matter and to shift the structural racism of the last 60 years.…Read more

Sign on side of building saying how are you really
by Emma Jones Neil Graffin Rajvinder Samra and Mathijs Lucassen  |  7th October 2020

Emma Jones, Neil Graffin, Rajvinder Samra and Mathijs Lucassen, authors of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession, explore how the conceptualisation of wellbeing impacts upon workplaces.…Read more

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by Susan Kay-Flowers  |  29th September 2020

Susan Kay-Flowers, author of 'Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce', considers some of the challenges of isolation specifically faced by children of separated parents during lockdown, when the usual support networks were out of reach. …Read more

Protest with 'Defund the police, invest in community' projected on the wall
by Ian Cummins  |  17th August 2020

Ian Cummins, author of the forthcoming 'Welfare and Punishment', examines the recent calls to defund the police from a mental health perspective, and looks at why we need to develop models of mental health services that limit police involvement as far as possible.…Read more