Mental health and society

Interview with a Veteran

Posted on 10 November 2017 by Kali Barawi

Around 4% of British military veterans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychological therapy with a focus on the traumatic event is the treatment of choice for PTSD and can be very helpful but, unfortunately, resistance to treatment is high. There is an urgent need to identify effective treatments for military veterans who do
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Mental health nursing in Palestine

Posted on 30 October 2017 by Dr Mohammad Marie

Mohammad Marie  –  mental health nurse academic at An-Najah University Mental health services vary from country to another. This variation depends on many factors, including those related to culture, politics, and resources. In the case of Palestine, with its history of conflict, mental health services are underdeveloped and face many challenges. In the West Bank,
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Improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people

Posted on 17 October 2017 by Dr Rhiannon Evans

Dr Rhiannon Evans, Senior Lecturer, DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University Michelle Hughes, Specialist CAMHS Nurse, Cwm Taf University Health B The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people remains a major public health concern. Many problems emerge during adolescence, with 50% of anxiety and impulse control disorders onsetting by the age
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Breaking down barriers in the workplace

Posted on 10 October 2017 by Alison Tobin

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is mental health in the workplace. A recent report by MIND found that 32% of men attributed work as the cause for their poor mental health. Cardiff alumnus Miles Kean (BSc 1989), an Executive Director at Coutts, had work-related mental health issues for a number of
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