Issue: depression

Supporting children and young people’s mental health – a necessity not a luxury

While the emotional well-being of our youth is acknowledged as a key challenge in modern times, some new statistics are showing the worrying rate that these concerns are affecting wider society. A new report from Deloitte¹ found that 46% of working parents are concerned about their child’s mental health. Even more alarming, 29% of parents […]

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Neurodiversity celebration week – Supporting the mental health of people with neurodivergence

Neurodiversity celebration week is a global initiative that seeks to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding neurological differences. The campaign aims to transform the perception and support of neurodivergent individuals by providing educational institutions and organisations with the chance to acknowledge the numerous talents and advantages that come with being neurodivergent. By encouraging inclusive and equitable […]

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An overview review of the systematic reviews of ACT for chronic pain

Martinez-Calderon, J., García-Muñoz, C., Rufo-Barbero, C., Matias-Soto, J., & Cano-García, F. J. (2023). Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: An overview of systematic reviews with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. The Journal of Pain. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2023.09.013   Key findings from study Post-treatment: ACT can reduce depression, anxiety, inflexibility, catastrophising. Post-treatment: ACT can improve mindfulness, pain […]

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of ACT in working with chronic health conditions

Brief summary of the paper: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) shows promise for managing chronic health conditions (CHCs). A systematic review and meta-analysis examined the efficacy of ACT compared to other treatments in well-defined CHCs. ACT was found to be superior to inactive groups and some active treatments in improving quality of life and symptom […]

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Effective strategies for managing ADHD in adults

How does ADHD present in adults? Whilst we all know the classic presentation of ADHD in children, and the conventional treatment route with childhood diagnosis, the presentation in adults may be more complex. Adults who have only been recently diagnosed may have developed coping mechanisms, which may or may not be successful, in order to […]

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Perfectionism: dangerous obsession or harmless competition?

Your opinion of perfectionism may well depend on your age, sex and economic ‘success’ in life. To the comfortably off, professional middle class or recently retired age groups, working long and hard hours “never did anyone any harm”. If you’re in your twenties and early thirties, it may be a completely different story. This constant […]

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