Looking back on the last twelve months19 June 2012, Hanifa Islam
As a new website launches supporting people with learning disabilities into work, here's a round up of my own achievements during the last year at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Exercise and Depression - A Cautious Approach15 June 2012,
A BMJ article on exercise and depression suggest to me that it's important to see more research in this area to give us a better idea of the relationship between physical exercise and its impact on the symptoms of depression, compared with standard care alone.
Medication, medication, medication6 June 2012,
New research shows prescriptions of drugs used to treat mental disorders are on the rise.
Ensuring children with complex health needs are at the heart of their care1 June 2012,
The personalisation agenda means that people can get personal budgets rather than allow support to be delivered by services that can be inflexible.
Happy Mental Health Awareness Week!21 May 2012,
It’s often said that it’s better to give than receive but did you know that this is backed up by hard research?
Life as one of the UKâs six million carers can be tough15 May 2012,
New research by the Carers Trust has suggested that a large number of unpaid carers are struggling without any support.
Male depression: the importance of being honest10 May 2012,
The often unhelpful clichés of 'big boys don't cry' and 'what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger' are etched onto the public consciousness and can be a big barrier to men seeking treatment for their mental conditions.
How we relate13 April 2012,
Employers often focus on making profit; but poor mental health is a prominent factor in costly sickness and absence.
The Undateables13 April 2012,
The main point of a new Channel 4 programme should be that this it's the story of several people who want to find love - a universal struggle that every member of society can identify with, whether you're disabled or not.
Mental health and later life26 March 2012,
Whilst it’s clearly good news that a study has shown mental wellbeing to improve with age, strong evidence suggests that for around a quarter of people over the age of 65, their mental health not only declines but gets significantly worse.