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Child and adolescent mental health

How Are You?

How Are You?

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Natalie Ellis

In 2015, I went to the Cardiff University Winter School in Psychiatry. As second year medics, we had all just finished a two week psychiatry block and everyone was buzzing […]

Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

Posted on 4 January 2017 by Jemma Cole

Congratulations to Professor Anita Thapar, from the School of Medicine, who received a CBE for services to child and adolescent psychiatry in the New Year’s Honours list. Her research focuses on the […]

Girls may perform better at school than boys – but their experience is much less happy

Girls may perform better at school than boys – but their experience is much less happy

Posted on 1 September 2016 by Kevin Smith

The usual discussions about children’s schooling experiences often focus on academic achievement, personal development and school evaluation. Ask a teacher, parent or policy maker what is the most important thing […]

Oxford Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Summer School

Oxford Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Summer School

Posted on 15 August 2016 by Hayley Moulding

The inherent association between sleep and mental health is one that has been dissed and dismissed in the past. Comments, anecdotes, alongside investigation and research has eluded to the role […]

Dreams Workshop

Dreams Workshop

Posted on 11 August 2016 by Hayley Moulding

March 2016 saw me being fortunate enough to be crowned the winner of the Gold Zone on the online, science engagement project I’m a Scientist Get Me out of Here! […]

What has neuroscience ever done for psychiatry?

What has neuroscience ever done for psychiatry?

Posted on 14 July 2016 by Professor Jeremy Hall

Psychiatry has a problem. I love my profession of psychiatry, but one of the reasons I entered this most fascinating branch of medicine was because it seemed clear to me […]

Supporting the next generation of mental health scientists and clinicians

Supporting the next generation of mental health scientists and clinicians

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Dr Frances Rice

Every July, the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) at Cardiff University holds a summer school aimed at students, scientists and medical doctors interested in pursuing a […]

Mental health, learning disability and social care: protecting human rights in the austerity crisis

Mental health, learning disability and social care: protecting human rights in the austerity crisis

Posted on 9 July 2016 by Julie Doughty

This conference held in Cardiff on 24 June, was organised by the Centre for Health and Social Care Law and Hafal, Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness […]

Mental health: United we stand, divided we fall

Mental health: United we stand, divided we fall

Posted on 6 June 2016 by Professor Michael Owen

Mental health is never far from the headlines these days and this is as it should be. One in four of us will suffer from some form of mental ill […]