World Mental Health Day

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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MINDDS – a pan-European network for Neurodevelopmental Disorder research

Posted on 9 October 2017 by Professor Adrian Harwood

When we talk about ‘neurodevelopmental disorders’ (NDD), we refer to a wide range of mental health conditions united by an overlapping biology that arises from disrupted brain development.  It is only through international collaboration and gaining a deeper understanding of what causes NDD that we can hope to develop effective treatments to manage – and
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Portrait of a young female with mental problems

Young women at high risk of common mental disorders

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Dr Nicola Evans

As a mental health nurse passionate about the health and welfare of young people, I was saddened to read about the increasing risk for young women in the latest Mental Health and Wellbeing in England Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2014. This is the fourth Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) which aims to determine the amount of people
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First Aid for students’ mental health

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Tsvetina Ivanova

Today is World Mental Health Day. Its theme ‘Psychological First Aid’ seems to be particularly relevant to the university experiences faced by some young people. When students transition to university life, it can pose a risk to their wellbeing. Various factors, such as social media pressures, financial instability and a competitive job market feed into
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