Almost five times as many freshers disclose mental health condition

  • September 5th, 2017
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New figures show the number of first-year students heading to university and disclosing a mental illness has risen almost five times in a decade. The figures note women undergraduates are more likely to register a mental illness, with 2.5 per cent doing so, compared to 1.4 per cent of men. However researchers at the Institute […]

Dementia breakthrough as game aims to diagnose disease

  • November 21st, 2016
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Researchers have discovered a way to test our sense of direction as part of the most extensive dementia study ever conducted. Sea Hero Quest was designed to create the world’s largest sourced data set to improve the understanding of spatial navigation. The game involves using a smartphone screen to sail a boat around desert islands […]

Could new guide end the mental health stigma in schools?

  • October 11th, 2016
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A rise in mental health issues has been widely reported by education professionals across primary, secondary and further education settings. YMCA Chief Executive has labelled it as ‘one of the principal worries affecting their generation.’ To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th October, Public Health England have commissioned a ‘comprehensive guide to […]