NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Going with the flow: study shows canals help boost your mood

The study, carried out by King’s College London, Nomad Projects and J & L Gibbons in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, shows that spending time by canals and rivers is linked to feeling happy and healthy.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 Aug 2022

‘Drug related deaths are avoidable’ - South London and Maudsley and King's College London mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2022

Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London’s National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience main building, and The Weston Education Centre will light up purple to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day 2022 and share the message that drug related deaths are avoidable.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 Aug 2022

In search of lost treatment: how mental health research can be part of patient care plans

Dr Maria Antonietta (Etta) Nettis is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Psychosis Unit at King’s College London and a researcher within the Research and Development (R&D) team at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Etta writes about why research at the Trust is so important for improving patient care and her team’s facilitating role.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 30 Aug 2022

Mental health stigma on Twitter during COVID-19: service user perspectives

Georgie Hudson is a Research Assistant at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. She recently co-authored a paper, in the Journal of Mental Health that analysed stigma on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic from the viewpoint of mental health service users. In this blog, she discusses the findings of her research, how best to study this complex concept and the way in which social media discussions around mental health changed during the pandemic.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 17 Aug 2022

BRC PhD students attend NIHR Academy Doctoral Research Training Camp

Two PhD students funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) attended the NIHR Doctoral Research Training Camp to learn more about applying for research funding.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Aug 2022