AbbVie puts creativity at heart of health problem-solving with unique group of experts including animators and gamers  

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Today, global research-based biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie, is announcing a unique line-up of experts from the creative, health and tech industries, including Aardman (the studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep). The experts, who are part of the Live:LabTM project, have been brought together to tackle the complex health issue of the ‘Fear of Finding Out’ (FOFO) – a major psychological barrier which prevents people from...

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Mental Health Network welcomes findings of Stevenson-Farmer independent review into workplace mental health

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to the Stevenson-Farmer independent review into workplace mental health, Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said:  “We welcome this report’s approach to prioritising the mental health of the workforce and keeping mental health high on the healthcare agenda. “Key to alleviating some of the pressures we are currently seeing within the mental health sector is the support...

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Happiness Can Be a Factor in Stroke Danger, says Leading US Doctor

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Stroke claims an estimated 6.2 million lives globally each year: World Stroke Organization How happy we are can have a long-term impact on our risk of suffering a stroke, a leading US-based doctor has said ahead of World Stroke Day activities on Sunday, October 29. Andrew Russman, D.O., Head of the Stroke Program and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the Cleveland Clinic, says emotional wellbeing is often a deciding factor...

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Cutting corners, spoiling lives? Child and adolescent health services have been having a very hard time over the last few years, with referrals exceeding staff capacity, a shortage of in-patient beds and transfer of young people with severe mental illnesses or behaviour problems to distant units for care. The commercial sector has been involved in children’s mental health service provision, just as in learning disability and adult psychiatry,...

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COMMUTING AND EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Kiron Chatterjee and Ben Clark of the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE Bristol explain the findings from their ESRC study of Commuting and Wellbeing. Many of us spend longer commuting to work than we would like and find our journeys stressful, but how detrimental is commuting to our wellbeing? The journey to and from work is a routine activity undertaken on about 160 days of the year by those who are full-time employed in England. The...

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