Culturally responsive practices for supporting refugee adolescents’ acculturation through schools

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Sadhbh Byrne reviews a qualitative study exploring the role of culturally responsive social and emotional learning in supporting the inclusion and belonging of refugee children and young people.

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Should schools use peer mentoring for mental health? New review highlights how little we know

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Lucinda Powell summarises a review which finds little evidence to support the use of peer mentoring in schools to improve mental wellbeing.

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#Instagram: Is it dangerous in terms of suicide and self-harm content?

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Jess Williams explores a recent systematic review which explores whether suicide and self-harm content on Instagram is dangerous or not.

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Risk factors for LGBTQ+ youth self-harm and suicide

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In her debut blog, Hazel Marzetti reviews a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on victimisation and mental illness prevalence among LGBTQ+ young people with experiences of self-harm and suicide.

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It’s time to CATCH on: supporting health practitioners to recognise and help victims of domestic violence and abuse

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In her debut blog, KCL student Melisa Eyuboglu summarises a meta-synthesis, which investigates the CATCH model (Commitment, Advocacy, Trust, Collaboration and Health) for addressing domestic violence and abuse.

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Life after injury: physical, psychological and social impact

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Dafni Katsampa explores a qualitative study carried out by researchers in the Netherlands, which finds that experiencing an injury from a traumatic event like a serious road traffic accident, can impact on physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

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Can therapy dogs lead more people into research?

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Georgie Parker summarises a qualitative study which finds that therapy dogs may help to improve research engagement in “hard to reach” populations.

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Music therapy for depression: I want more…reliable research

The key difference between music therapy and music medicine is the presence of a trained music therapist. Both are becoming more accepted as treatments for mental health problems.

Jessica Bone summarises a recent meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the effects of music therapy and music medicine on depressive symptoms.

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What do young people think about using technology to detect worsening mental health?

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In her debut blog, Natalie Berry summarises a qualitative study which asks young people about their views on using technology to detect worsening mental health.

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Language matters: how should we talk about suicide?

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In her debut blog, Charlotte Huggett summarises a recent online survey which explored views on the language we should use to discuss suicide. The study concludes that the most acceptable phrases are currently: “attempted suicide”, “took their own life”, “died by suicide” and “ended their life”.

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