Andy Bell summarises a collection of recent academic research papers that have sought to understand the impact of a range of changes to the UK benefits system on people’s mental health.[read the full story...]
Poverty causes mental illness and vice versa: how can we end this vicious cycle?
Andy Bell summarises a new international report that presents the causal links and mechanisms of action between poverty, anxiety and depression.[read the full story...]
The economic impact of bullying #MHED2018
João Santos reports on a recent study that explores the long term economic impact associated with childhood bullying victimisation.
Follow #MHED2018 today on Twitter to hear more about this research from one of the authors Louise Arseneault[read the full story...]
The Origins of Happiness: can we predict life satisfaction?
Paul Ramchandani considers the methods, findings and implications of a new book by Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Fleche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward, entitled: ‘The Origins of Happiness: The science of well-being over the life course’.[read the full story...]
The case for investing in anxiety and depression treatment on a global scale
Chris Sampson looks at a major new economic study into the return on investment of increased coverage for anxiety and depression treatment.[read the full story...]
Can competition improve management quality in the NHS?
Chris Sampson reports on a discussion paper produced by the Centre for Economic Performance, which looks at the impact of competition on management quality in hospitals.[read the full story...]