I am an ESRC funded PhD student situated in Psychological Medicine at King’s College London, researching the UK benefit system, work and mental health. Prior to this I worked as a research assistant at the King’s Centre for Military Health research on a variety of projects relating to the mental health of the Armed forces and their families. I completed my MSc in clinical mental health at UCL in 2016 and was an honorary assistant psychologist in a community mental health care team at FIRST (early intervention for psychosis).
In her debut blog, Ava Phillips summarises a paper that finds both people living in homeless hostels, and staff working there, feel marginalised and struggle to access the health and social care they need.[read the full story...]