Nada Seif reviews a recent survey study on self-reported mental health problems in ICU staff working during the UK 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
What can we do to support the mental health of frontline health and social care workers during the pandemic?
Nikki Nabavi reviews a mixed methods systematic review that looks at interventions to support frontline health and social care staff during and after a disease outbreak, epidemic or pandemic.[read the full story...]
Trainee doctors’ attitudes to mental illness among their peers
Penelope Zoe Stavrou summarises a recent qualitative study exploring UK trainee doctors’ attitudes to mental illness among their peers and their access to support services.[read the full story...]
Survivors of genocide more likely to develop dementia, according to new Israeli study
Anna Sri explores a recent Israeli study which suggests that people exposed to genocide are more likely to develop dementia, even when a range of confounders are accounted for.[read the full story...]
Psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with schizophrenia
Emily Hielscher reviews a recent qualitative study that examines factors that contribute to psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with schizophrenia or psychosis.[read the full story...]
COVID trauma response: pandemics require trauma-informed mental health support
Sarah Steeg reviews the new trauma-informed guidance for healthcare workers, developed by the COVID Trauma Response Working Group from UCL and the Camden and Islington NHS Trust. The guidance aims to provide a coordinated, trauma-informed and evidence-based psychological response to the COVID outbreak.[read the full story...]
Preventing depression: what do we need to succeed?
Can we prevent depression globally? Emma Corcoran, Molly Bird and Natalie Shoham summarise a recent review that considers what is needed to eradicate the worldwide depression epidemic, and why.[read the full story...]
Mental illness in clinical psychologists: stigma stops people from seeking help
Dafni Katsampa considers how mental health problems can affect clinical psychologists, and the impact that stigma has on disclosure and help-seeking.[read the full story...]
Long term recovery and resilience in psychosis: the iHOPE-20 study
A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise the iHOPE-20 study, which looks at relationships between and prospective predictors of remission, clinical recovery, personal recovery and resilience 20 years on from a first episode psychosis.[read the full story...]
Universal resilience: could it be the answer?
Lucinda Powell summarises a systematic review of universal resilience-focused interventions targeting child and adolescent mental health in the school setting.[read the full story...]