Gamification for health and wellbeing

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Sasha Danilina publishes her debut blog about a recent literature review on the effectiveness of gamification applied to health and wellbeing.

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Mental health support for children with learning disabilities

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In her debut blog, Christine Burke from the Mental Health Foundation considers what good mental health support should look like for children and young people with learning disabilities.

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Avoidable admissions: time to ask the patients?

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Alison Turner on a study that reports the views of older patients and practitioners on hospital admissions; providing insights into urgent care from an older person’s perspective.

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The Two Pots? Experiences of peer workers within mental health services

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Sarah Carr examines a literature review on peer workers’ perceptions and experiences to the implementation of peer worker roles in mental health services, and finds some familiar themes.

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Let’s talk about sex! Sexual consent for people with learning disabilities

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Nick Burton presents a recent literature review about the right to legal capacity to consent to sex for people with learning disabilities. He highlights a number of important questions that staff need to consider so that they can support people with learning disabilities to have healthy sexual relationships.

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Economic impact of youth mental health services in the UK

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Alastair Canaway and Chris Sampson look at a new PSSRU report on youth mental health services in the UK, and how they affect health, education and employment.

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Cannabis: what do we know and what do we need to know?

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Ian Hamilton considers a recent literature review published in JAMA Psychiatry, which explores the effects of cannabis use on human behaviour, Including cognition, motivation and psychosis.

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Continuity of relationships can help older adults cope with care transition

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Jill Manthorpe reports an updated NIHR-funded literature review of how we can improve older adults’ experiences of care transition.

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“It can still happen here”: institutionalised abuse of people with learning disabilities

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Hannah Morgan reflects on a literature review of empirical evidence and wider social research, which seeks to place the abuse of people with learning disabilities in a broader cultural context.

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