Karen Mak considers a recent study that explores the associations between participation in community arts groups and aspects of wellbeing in older adults in the US.[read the full story...]
Experiences of junior doctors working during the pandemic in England
Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises a qualitative study investigating the experiences of junior doctors in England during the Covid-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Recovery narratives by young people with mental health difficulties
Lorna Collins reviews a qualitative study on how young people with mental health difficulties perceive and define recovery and their personal journey.[read the full story...]
Allowing visitors back into nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic
Clarissa Giebel reviews a mixed-methods Dutch study and accompanying guidance, which recommends a safe way to allow visitors back into nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Lettuce be happy: how fruit and vegetables improve our mental wellbeing
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent UK longitudinal study, which examines the relationship between fruit and vegetables consumption and wellbeing.[read the full story...]
“I mean, what is depression?” How GPs distinguish between emotional distress and depressive disorder
Linda Gask reviews a recent qualitative exploration of UK general practitioners’ perceptions of distinctions between emotional distress and depression.[read the full story...]
Weekly singing in choir may improve the mental health of cancer carers
Katherine Tallent writes her debut blog on a recent longitudinal controlled study exploring psychosocial singing interventions for the mental health and well-being of family carers of patients with cancer.[read the full story...]
Is reading for pleasure in childhood good for your health?
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent study of the benefits of reading for pleasure in childhood, which finds an association 3 years later with consuming more fruit and being less exposed to both cigarette and alcohol use.[read the full story...]
What do teachers need to support student mental health?
Rachel Symons summarises a qualitative study on teachers’ aspirations, needs and opinions regarding student mental health support in secondary schools.[read the full story...]
Can arts engagement improve wellbeing for older adults?
Henry Aughterson writes his debut blog about a study of longitudinal associations between short-term, repeated, and sustained arts engagement and well-being outcomes in older adults.[read the full story...]