Elly O'Brien

Elly O'Brien
Elly is an Information Specialist, specialising in healthcare. Mental health is a particular area of interest, having worked on a range of mental health related projects. Elly is interested in communicating and explaining mental health research to a wider audience.


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Physical activity a promising treatment for depression in children and young people, but more research is needed

Teenagers playing basketball

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems, with around 1 in 5 people in the UK suffering from depression during their lifetime (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2012) including an estimated 4% of children (NHS Choices, 2012).  Treatments for depression are different in children and young people, for example some antidepressant medications used [read the full story…]