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Are we less interested in seeing female serial killers on TV?

April 26, 2019

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Our CEO Professor Sarah Niblock discussed the prevalence of male serial killers in our favourite shows in an article published on Digital Spy.

She said: ‘It does seem strange that the representation within mainstream media tends to be mostly men’, there are deep-rooted ‘cultural and social reasons’ for that.

With more female serial killers taking the screen in Killing Eve and Game Of Thrones is there a connection to their success and the fact that these characters display masculine characteristics?

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Sex on the Couch – OUT NOW

UKCP psychotherapist Kate Moyle features in BBC Three’s ‘Sex On The Couch’, where real couples get couples therapy.

‘Surprising, shocking and uplifting, this series is packed with compelling couples whose stories parallel the experiences of young people in Britain today,’ says the BBC.

Watch the full series here

How can employees and companies create a workplace that supports mental health?

A Forbes report offered advice to companies and employees to create organisational cultures that support mental health.

One tip was to try leading by example. Linea Johnson, an information specialist at the Americans with Disabilities Act National Network said: ‘It’s hard to work in a culture where it’s considered not good to take breaks and it’s not good to take care of your body’.

When a colleague of Johnson was sick at work, she challenged them to go home, ‘I said, “Be a good role model for me. Show that it’s OK to take a day off.”’

Find other tips here

Is sexting causing depression, anxiety and stress?

New research suggests that sexting can have a detrimental impact on someone’s mental health, the metro reports.

The study, Sexting and Psychological Distress: The Role of Unwanted and Coerced Sexts, is the first of its kind to connect sexting and mental health problems.

Researchers at Deakin University in Australia write: ‘Receiving unwanted sexts, or sexting under coercion, was associated with higher depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms, and lower self-esteem, and these two sexting experiences were independent predictors of psychological distress.’

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