Subjects: Mental Health
Major new mental health study inspired by lived experience
Experts at Northumbria University are supporting a £1 million research study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), which aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of those being discharged from mental health hospitals.
Anxiety and neuroticism linked to ability to experience ASMR
New research from Northumbria University suggests a link between personality traits and the ability to experience the relaxing sensory phenomenon known as ASMR. The findings also show that it reduces anxiety in those who experience the sensation.
The knock on the door that military families never forget
As we remember and honour the fallen through remembrance traditions, new research from academics at Northumbria University has revealed the true experiences of bereaved military families, following a first-of-its-kind study exploring the impact of death in military service on surviving family members.
Lockdown isolation disrupted thoughts about the future and others
People spent less time planning for the future and thinking of others during the first UK lockdown, a new study suggests.
Northumbria academics support teenagers to take the lead in wellbeing research
Empowering young people to help shape the future of health and wellbeing services by equipping them with their own research skills, is the focus of a project supported by Northumbria University academics.
Student designs support mental health charity
Graphic Design students from Northumbria University have teamed up with Sporting Chance to help promote the emotional and mental health support provided to athletes by the charity.
New funding for research into remote healthcare for eating disorders during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Northumbria University health and cyber psychologist Dr Dawn Branley-Bell has been awarded a Medical Research Foundation Fellowship – one of four projects supported by £1.1 million of new funding to tackle eating disorders and self-harm.
Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support
A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.
University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic
Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why do we dream?
If you are finding yourself having extremely weird dreams during lockdown, you are not alone. In an article written for The Conversation, Jason Ellis, a Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, explains what’s going on after hours.
Northumbria University academics seek over 65s for Healthy Ageing research
Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to spare some time to help with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function in everyday tasks.
Transforming care through workforce development
Northumbria University’s first cohort of students to study on the Transforming Care-commissioned Positive Behavioural Support programmes have graduated.
£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions
A major £1.4 million study investigating the benefits that yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It aims to determine both the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity.
EXPERT COMMENT: 10 things every child with autism wishes you knew
Helen Driver, PhD Researcher in Autism, Family and Communication and Joanna Reynolds, Research Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Wellbeing at Northumbria write about autism for The Conversation.