Patients included? Twitter impact at health care conferences

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Amy Price considers the impact that patient participation can have at health care conferences: increased information flow, greater reach and impact, and deeper engagement in the conversation of tweets compared to physicians or researchers.

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Are digital tools the answer to improving employee wellbeing and effectiveness? #WorldMentalHealthDay

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It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay today and the theme this year is promoting awareness of mental health in the workplace.

We’re getting in on the act with Chris O’Sullivan looking in detail at a recent systematic review of web-based psychological interventions delivered in the workplace, to improve employee wellbeing and effectiveness.

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Serious games for mental health: you cannot be serious!

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Sasha Danilina is encouraged by the results of the first systematic review with meta-analysis of serious games for mental health, which asks: are they accessible, feasible and effective?

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#WalesMHN17 poster competition: vote for best practice in mental health nursing

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Today we’re bringing you a virtual poster trail for the inaugural All Wales Senior Nurse Advisory Group mental health nursing conference 2017. Please take a look at the posters on display and vote for your favourite!

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A spotlight on student mental health in UK universities

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Nicky Lambert summarises the recent IPPR report on improving student mental health in the UK’s universities, which paints a stark picture that demands urgent attention.

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MRI in first episode psychosis

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Dan Joyce publishes his debut blog on a recent paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry that considers the feasibility and clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging in first-episode psychosis.

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Is mental malaise the psychological equivalent of obesity?

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Stan Kutcher reflects on a recently published briefing paper entitled: mental ill-health among children of the new century, which concluded that one in four 14 year old girls had self-reported “high symptoms of depression”.

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Insomnia, paranoia and hallucinations: Sleepio CBTi at the OASIS

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Jack Barton publishes his debut elf blog on the huge OASIS randomised controlled trial, which explores the effects that improved sleep can have on our mental health.

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Preventing anxiety disorders in young people at risk

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Belinda Platt reports on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis looking at the prevention of anxiety disorders in at-risk children and adolescents.

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