In her debut blog, Kyla Vaillancourt summarises an umbrella review, which suggests that CBT is the most effective treatment for reducing symptoms of perinatal depression. However, many questions remain about psychological support for mothers, infants and families during the perinatal period.[read the full story...]
Mindfulness in schools: MYRIAD trial findings offer limited support for school based mindfulness training
Lucinda Powell reports on the findings of the huge MYRIAD (My Resilience in Adolescence) project, which looked at the effectiveness of school based mindfulness training across more than 100 UK schools.[read the full story...]
The 4M model for promoting student mental health: mindfulness, movement, meaning and moderator-based interventions
In her debut blog, Snigdha Dutta explores the 4M model for promoting university student mental health, explored by a recent systematic review which suggests that a combination of mindfulness, movement, meaning, and moderator-based interventions may help.[read the full story...]
School-based mental health interventions: reducing depression, anxiety and aggressive behaviour
In their debut blog, Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Lauren Cross summarise a comprehensive review from the Early Intervention Foundation on school-based mental health interventions.[read the full story...]
Self-stigma and depression amongst sexual minorities: can mindfulness help?
Brendan Dunlop summarises a recent Chinese cross-sectional study, which looks at how mindfulness may be useful in reducing self-stigma and depressive symptoms in lesbian, gay and bisexual people.[read the full story...]
New Wellcome report on #WorkplaceMentalHealth
Andy Bell looks at a new report from the Wellcome Trust entitled: Putting science to work – Understanding what works for workplace mental health.[read the full story...]
Meditation and mindfulness can help us and harm us, but how common are adverse events?
Edel McGlanaghy critiques a systematic review which finds that meditation may lead to adverse events, particularly psychiatric adverse events.[read the full story...]
Psychological interventions effective for improving mental health and sleep following complex trauma
In her debut blog, Delia Ciobotaru explores a network meta-analysis which finds that psychological treatments are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms experienced by people with complex trauma.[read the full story...]
What content is found in the mental health apps that people are actually using?
In his debut blog, Stephen Schueller critiques a study of ‘user-adjusted’ analyses, which aims to describe the content of mental health apps that are actually reaching people.[read the full story...]
Mindfulness based childbirth and parenting: positive impact on stress and depression
In her debut blog, Sophia Ahmed summarises an RCT which finds that Mindfulness based childbirth and parenting can help to reduce stress and depression in expectant mothers.[read the full story...]