mental illness

Gaming time has no link with levels of wellbeing, study finds

8th August 2022

A study of 39,000 video gamers has found “little to no evidence” time spent playing affects their wellbeing. The average player would have to play for 10 hours more than usual per day to notice any difference, it found. And the reasons for playing were far more likely to have an impact. Well-being was measured…

Depression myths: ‘Stopping medication made me twice as bad’

8th August 2022

“A $15bn hustle?” “Not based on science.” Just two of the headlines after a medical study – based on an analysis of nearly 30 years of research – found little evidence that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains. This led to headlines making a link with anti-depressants, and giving the impression…

Children too anxious to attend school being failed by English councils

11th July 2022

Councils are failing to put adequate alternative education in place for the growing numbers of children in England who are unable to attend school because of social anxiety, according to a report by the local government ombudsman. Many have complex special educational needs and are unable to go to school because there are no suitable places available…

Mental health awareness

1st April 2022

This course provides the candidates with the knowledge and understanding of good mental health and the normal highs and lows within ‘mental health’. It also looks at what happens when this starts to go wrong and what signs to look out for that may indicate this. It concentrates on how to create a mentally healthier workplace and how to look after one’s own mental health.

A matter of priority: COVID-19 vaccination and mental health

6th May 2021

People with severe mental illness have a substantially reduced life expectancy, from 15–20 years less than those without schizophrenia, bipolar, or major depressive disorders. This grim statistic is, unfortunately, one of the few things that all in the mental health field can agree on—the evidence is too overwhelming to argue otherwise. The primary reasons for…