Research

Walk more – and walk faster!

Posted on 24 August 2017 by Keith Lynch

Switching on my radio this morning, I was really struck by some startling figures released by officials from Public Health England (PHE) about the amount of walking we are doing – or rather, not doing!  I should say that the stats don’t relate to Wales, but they surely make thought-provoking reading for all of us.
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Debt link with mental ill health

Posted on 19 August 2014 by Keith Lynch

MoneySavingExpert.com 14.05.14 More than a third of people who’ve had mental health problems, or have partners with mental health problems, have experienced severe or crisis debt, the debt advice website MoneySavingExpert.com says. In its survey of almost 10,000 people, they were six times more likely to have had serious debt problems than people who haven’t
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Workplace mental health programmes reduce depression

Posted on 15 August 2014 by Keith Lynch

BMC Medicine 09.05.14 Universal workplace mental health programmes can reduce levels of depression among the workforce, a review of published studies shows. The review identified nine workplace randomised controlled trials, most of which used CBT techniques. Overall, employees in the intervention groups reported lower levels of depression than those in the control groups. There was
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