NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Maudsley Hospital and King’s College London’s National Addiction Centre light up purple to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year to raise awareness of overdoses, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends.  

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 Aug 2021

Exposure to air pollution linked with increased mental health service-use, new study finds

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with increased mental health service-use among people recently diagnosed with psychotic and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and depression, a study on data from over 13,000 people has found.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Aug 2021

Opportunity for researchers to consult with new Race and Ethnicity Advisory group

Researchers are invited to work with our new Race and Ethnicity Advisory (READ) group, to consult with a wide range of under-represented ethnic communities and receive diverse perspectives and insights on how best to conduct mental health research.  

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Aug 2021

Problems in thinking and attention linked to COVID-19 infection

Evidence of cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19 has been discovered in a new study of over 80,000 individuals.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Aug 2021

Words don’t come easy: identifying perinatal self-harm in healthcare records

Self-harm is a distressing and complex topic, and there are many different ways to define it. It can mean different things to different people, which can make it difficult to identify when someone needs support. This is a particularly serious issue for women during what’s known as ‘the perinatal period’ – a window of time encompassing pregnancy and the first year of their baby’s birth.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Aug 2021