Improving our understanding of the links between loneliness and mental health problems

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Zuva Dengu summaries a review of longitudinal studies investigating the relationship between loneliness and new onset of mental health problems in the general population.

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When it comes to youth mental health, let’s focus on screen-use not screen-time

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In her debut blog, Linda Kaye summarises a paper that presents a youth mental health research priority setting exercise, which finds that research should be focussing on screen use not screen time.

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Sharing youth mental health lived experience: what impact does it have on young people?

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In her debut blog, Marianne Webb considers an Australian qualitative study evaluating a psychoeducation programme delivered by young people sharing their personal stories of mental health lived experience.

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Living well with dementia: what’s the impact of auditory hallucinations?

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Clarissa Giebel reviews a recent study exploring the impact of auditory hallucinations on ‘living well’ with dementia using findings from the IDEAL programme.

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What impact do secondary schools have on the mental health of young people?

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In his debut blog, Chris Fielding reviews a study which uses baseline data from the MYRIAD study, and concludes that the “direct influence of schools on mental health seems to be small”.

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What impact does racism have on the mental health of multiracial people?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou appraise a cross-sectional study looking at the impact that racial discrimination experienced by multiracial people can have on their mental wellbeing.

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Supporting frontline health and social care workers during COVID-19: experiences of mental health professionals

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Laura Culshaw reviews a recent qualitative study on the experiences of mental health professionals supporting frontline health and social care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ending self-stigma: not at all straightforward

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Dave Steele summarises a recent randomised controlled trial, which suggests that there may be benefit in self-stigma programmes for those with severe mental illness, but more work is needed.

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Reducing loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities: new insights on interventions

Hannah Cocker and Ross Nedoma summarise a recent review which explores loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities.

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