In her debut blog, India Bellairs-Walsh summarises a recent population-based cohort study investigating the long-term economic and social outcomes of youth suicide attempts.[read the full story...]
Playing on uneven playing fields: low income, parental stress and maternal depression
Aggelos Stamos reviews a cross-sectional Canadian study that explores the links between low socioeconomic status, parental stress, maternal depression, and the mediating role of social capital in mothers.[read the full story...]
Social resources help maintain mid-life mental health
A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a fascinating recent study entitled: “No man is an island: social resources, stress and mental health at mid-life”.[read the full story...]
Do you have my back? Perceived social support, loneliness, and its impact on mental health outcomes
In the lead up to our Loneliness Mental Health Question Time on 3rd Dec 2018, Dr Michelle Lim summarises a recent systematic review on the associations between loneliness and perceived social support and outcomes of mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Preventing mental health problems: what can we do?
Josefien Breedvelt explores a brand new review looking at preventive strategies for mental health problems, published yesterday in The Lancet Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
The apples and oranges of social relationships: what are we measuring and how?
Farhana Mann presents a helpful summary of a number of different tools that have been used in the study of social relationships, as they relate to health and social service use and cardiovascular outcomes.[read the full story...]
Endeavour Connect: An interface to support independent Facebook use by people with learning disabilities
As more people are using social media sites, it is important that people with learning disabilities are not excluded.
Here, Michelle Gregory looks at a pilot study evaluating the use of an interface to help people with learning disabilities use Facebook.[read the full story...]
Trying targets: did Local Area Agreements support social cohesion?
Jenny Fisher asks if the Local Area Agreement policy intervention and associated targets helped with social cohesion and offers useful pointers for further reading on the topic.[read the full story...]
Support to enhance social networks for mental health
Ian Cummins examines research on how mental health workers can support the generation of social capital through social networks for people recovering from psychosis and finds links with the recovery model.[read the full story...]
Community development, networking and neighbourhood change
Jenny Fisher takes on an Australian study about community development and how umbrella bodies work for networking between organisations and neighbourhoods. She considers the implications of the findings for the UK refers to some other helpful research on the topic.[read the full story...]