Laura is a PhD student in Manchester where she is looking at causes of aggression and suicide in male prisoners. Her background is in Psychology and she is developing expertise around forensic psychology, mental health in children and young people, and stigma and discrimination. She is also passionate about Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research and the accessible and widespread dissemination of research findings.
Laura Hemming presents a recent qualitative study of staff views on the use of the Internet and smartphones for digital self-management of severe mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming summarises a literature review of how best to involve forensic service users in research, which highlights a number of issues specific to the forensic setting.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming reviews two recent studies that investigate whether patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital at the weekend had worse clinical outcomes, as well as the specific weekend versus weekday incidences of suicide in very high-risk mental health patients.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming explores a recent narrative review and meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for self-stigma in people with a schizophrenia-spectrum diagnosis.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming reports on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis, which explores the causes of child and youth homelessness in developed and developing countries.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming considers a recent systematic review of patient outcomes following discharge from secure psychiatric hospitals. The review finds that patients from secure units have a higher chance of mortality and suicide following discharge, than people from other settings.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming summarises a recent network meta-analysis of psychotherapies for depression in children and young people, which finds that Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) were significantly more efficacious than other psychotherapies at post-treatment and follow-up.[read the full story...]