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People feel lonelier in crowded cities – but green spaces can help

All of us can probably remember a time when we felt lonely. In the UK, around 45% of people report experiencing loneliness – with 5% of people experiencing severe loneliness. With reports that loneliness has been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are concerns that it could reach epidemic proportions by 2030, unless action is taken.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Dec 2021

UK Disability History Month - an interview with Naomi

UK Disability History Month was the 18 November - 18 December. To mark this, Chifundo and Eleanor from the King's Clinical Research Facility interviewed Adult Nursing student Naomi, who has just finished her placement at the Facility and is just the second deaf nursing student to have trained at King's College London. 

 

By NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility at 17 Dec 2021

What is treatment-resistant depression? New report calls for clearer definition to inform research and improve treatment

A group of mental health experts from research, industry, regulatory bodies and with lived experience have proposed new agreed criteria to define the type of depression that current medications and therapies cannot treat effectively. The report aims to provide consistent definitions for future research, and especially for designing clinical trials for new medications, with the aim of helping to develop more tailored and effective treatments for people experiencing this difficult condition.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Dec 2021

Review looks at benefits and barriers following shift to remote mental health services during pandemic

A review looking at mental health care provided by phone and video call (remote care) during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that many service users were able to continue accessing support but that the shift to remote care presented barriers to certain groups.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 9 Dec 2021

Diagnosis of depression in adolescents can negatively impact educational performance, study shows

A study funded by NIHR Maudsley BRC has shown that the onset of depression in adolescents is likely to have a negative impact on subsequent educational performance. Previous research has shown this relationship, but it has been difficult to understand the magnitude of this impact and describe it a way that could be meaningful to young people, families and staff within health and education settings.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Dec 2021