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  • Portrait of Mary Keeling, UKCP Research Lead

    UKCP appoints new Research Lead

    Published: 27 Jul 2018

    We’re delighted to welcome Dr Mary Keeling who joins us as UKCP Research Lead. Mary is trained and experienced in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, having completed a masters’ degree in Psychological Research Methods, a PhD in Psychological Medicine, and four years post PhD experience as Postdoctoral Research fellow. Before her academic career, Mary … 

  • MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Young artist calls for an end to mental health stigma

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 27 Jul 2018

    Young artist calls to end the mental health stigma A young Sheffield artist wants to break the stigma around mental health that stops people from seeking help. According to The Star, Soha Mohamad recently finished her degree in fine art from Sheffield Hallam University, however, she nearly gave up on her early education due to stress. ‘I was … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: Parents with babies in intensive care say their mental health has suffered

    Published: 25 Jul 2018

    Parents with babies in intensive care say their mental health has suffered New research has found that 80% of parents with babies in neonatal intensive care believe their mental health has suffered as a result, reports the Huffington Post. In a survey by special care baby charity Bliss, 16% of parents were diagnosed with PTSD after their … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: two charity initiatives aiming to help mental wellbeing

    Published: 23 Jul 2018

    Nationwide charity events aim to create better listeners Samaritans volunteers around the country will be holding events tomorrow (Tuesday, 24 July) to encourage people to improve their listening skills. The aim is to show members of the public how really listening to another person can help someone who is going through a tough time and could be … 

  • MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams ‘proudly’ seeking help with her mental health

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 20 Jul 2018

    Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams ‘proudly’ seeking help with her mental health Mental health advocate Michelle Williams is ‘proudly’ seeking help for her mental health. According to the BBC, the Destiny’s Child singer has previously spoken out about her depression and is currently seeking help. On her Instagram channel, the singer posted that she is an advocate for mental … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: Universities are outsourcing mental health services despite demand

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 18 Jul 2018

    Universities are outsourcing mental health services despite demand Universities have begun to reduce or outsource their counselling services despite the demand. According to The Guardian,universities are unable to keep up with the demand on services, with many maintaining or reducing the number of counsellors on site or sending students to NHS services. Campaigners fear that students with … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: Unions unite to address mental health in the performing arts

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 16 Jul 2018

    Unions unite to address mental health in the performing arts Unions join forces to address and improve the mental health of people working in the performing arts industry. Equity, the writers Guild of Britain and the Musicians Union are working with the Performers Alliance All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to encourage employers in performing arts to bring mental … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Love Island’s Georgia ‘is an example of how we might live today’

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 13 Jul 2018

    Love Island’s Georgia ‘is an example of how we might live today’ UKCP member Lucy Beresford wrote an opinion piece published in the Metro.co.uk exploring perceptions of one of the contestants in the ITV2 reality show Love Island. In the article, Lucy wrote about how, in a matter of days, contestant Georgia went from ‘being heroine to villain,’ … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: WHO recognises compulsive sexual behaviour as a mental health condition

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 11 Jul 2018

    WHO recognises compulsive sexual behaviour as a mental health condition The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised compulsive sexual behaviour as a mental health condition. Compulsive sexual behaviour is listed in new WHO’s ICD-11 as a mental health problem and is ‘characterised by a persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges resulting in … 

  • Podcast

    Talking Therapies Episode 2 – UKCP and Psychologies podcast series

    Published: 10 Jul 2018

    We're proud to launch the second episode in our new podcast series in partnership with Psychologies magazine: Talking Therapies with Psychologies and UKCP. Listen to 'Is social media ruining your life?' here:   Each month, Psychologies magazine will also include an article by our Chief Executive, Sarah Niblock, on the same theme. The first podcast and accompanying article ask Are you …