Sally Turner reviews a recent study exploring cannabis use in college, which provides useful evidence relating to how universities could promote a sense of community, belonging and support to students who use cannabis.[read the full story...]
iCBT for depression: reflections from university students
Sharon Eager summarises a qualitative study conducted with university students in South Africa who identify the pros and cons of iCBT for depression.[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...]
Depressive symptoms and negative online disclosures: is the clue in the post?
A group of UCL MSc students review a recent mixed-methods study which suggests that online disclosure of negative emotions and experiences (posted to Facebook) are linked with depression symptoms in US college students.[read the full story...]
Digital CBT for eating disorders: a realistic way to bridge the treatment gap?
Georgie Parker reviews a US cluster randomised controlled trial which finds that digital CBT is effective at reducing eating disorder symptoms in female college students.[read the full story...]
Eating disorder symptoms and suicidality: is there a significant association within the student population?
In his debut blog, Jack Wainwright explores a study that finds an association between eating disorders and suicidality in US college students.[read the full story...]
Stress and mental wellbeing among PhD students: what are the predictors and how can we help?
Tayla McCloud reviews a recent paper which finds that imposter syndrome might be at the heart of both poor wellbeing and high stress levels in PhD students.[read the full story...]
Mental health services for medical students: are specialist university-based student mental health services the answer?
Penelope Stavrou summarises a recent study on mental health services for medical students, which evaluates a clinical student mental health service in Cambridge.[read the full story...]
Universal interventions to prevent mental illness in medical students
Tayla McCloud summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of universal programmes for the prevention of suicidal ideation, behaviour and mental ill health in medical students.[read the full story...]
Burnout and exhaustion amongst medical students in England
Nikki Nabavi writes her debut blog on a recent study, which used an online survey to ask medical students from London, Sheffield, Hull and York about their wellbeing, burnout and exhaustion.[read the full story...]