World Mental Health Day

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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