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Why diversity in nature could be the key to mental wellbeing

Humans rely on a wide range of animals, plants and microorganisms for healthy living environments. Research has shown that the continuing decline in biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – is a threat to humanity’s existence. A study my colleagues and I conducted takes this knowledge further. We have shown that biodiversity can also play a critical role for people’s mental wellbeing.

This blog is by Andrea Mechelli, Professor of Early Intervention in Mental Health, King's IoPPN. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 May 2024

Day workshop in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy effectively reduces depression in 16-18 year olds

New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London has found that providing 16-18 year olds with a day-long course in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was both a clinically and cost-effective means of improving their mental health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 May 2024

Biodiversity is key to the mental health benefits of nature, new study finds

New research from King’s College London has found that spaces with a diverse range of natural features are associated with stronger improvements in our mental wellbeing compared to spaces with less natural diversity.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Apr 2024

Mood interventions may reduce inflammation in Crohn’s and Colitis

New King’s College London research reveals that interventions which improve mood can reduce levels of inflammation in people with inflammatory bowel disease by 18 per cent, compared to having no mood intervention.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jan 2024

Inflammatory signs for adolescent depression differ between boys and girls

New research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has found that depression and the risk of depression are linked to different inflammatory proteins in boys and girls.  

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Sep 2023