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...]
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...]
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...]
Suicide in university students in England and Wales
Jude Smit writes her debut elf blog on a recent research study which looks at the incidence of suicide in university students in England and Wales, and concludes that we need a whole university approach to mental health.
Readers interested in more on student mental health should follow #smartenconf19 on Twitter for updates from the SMaRteN Network Student Mental Health Conference in Cambridge.[read the full story...]
Mental health and suicide risk in LGBTQ students: What are the associated factors?
Sarah Carr writes an important blog for #PrideMonth that looks at general and LGBTQ-specific factors associated with mental health and suicide risk among LGBTQ students.[read the full story...]
Mindfulness may help university students reduce stress
Judith Shipman summarises the Mindful Student Study; a pragmatic RCT of a mindfulness-based intervention to increase resilience to stress in university students.[read the full story...]
A spotlight on student mental health in UK universities
Nicky Lambert summarises the recent IPPR report on improving student mental health in the UK’s universities, which paints a stark picture that demands urgent attention.[read the full story...]
Institutional smoking bans reduce secondhand smoke exposure and harms, but more research is needed
Olivia Maynard summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review about the impact of institutional smoking bans on reducing harms and secondhand smoke exposure in hospitals, universities and prisons.[read the full story...]
Which psychotherapies are best for college students with depression?
Shirley Reynolds laments the lack of recent high quality evidence, as she reviews a recent meta-analysis of psychological treatment of depression in college students.[read the full story...]