Posted on: 29-Oct-2019
Following on from hosting the 2019 MCAA General Assembly parallel session on the Mental Health of Researchers (MHR) last February, I had the honour to attend the first international conference on exclusively this topic. Representing the MHR taskforce within Policy Working Group of the MCAA, this inaugural conference was a key opportunity to learn of best practice and the latest research.
Posted on: 03-Oct-2019
Refugees experience mental health issues such as nightmares, a general feeling of insecurity and the fear of unintentionally arising memories before, during and after fleeing from their country. As part of my PhD studies, I was introduced to various mental health programs that aim to reach refugee youth and provide them with learning strategies to improve their well-being. In this blog post, I wish to present programs that support young people in different contexts: on arrival in the UK, at a self-advocacy group, which also offers help with finding housing and a job, and at a clinic in London.
Posted on: 27-Sep-2019
It’s Friday, the 20th of September 2019. I am sitting in the university office, finishing the last formatting requirements for a paper that I am going to submit. If accepted, it will allow me to go to a conference in a beautiful place a long way away with palm trees and lots of sunshine.
Posted on: 19-Sep-2019
It was a great opportunity for me to attend the UbiComp conference held in London. Several researchers within the field of ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction attended the workshops held in conjunction with the main conference. I presented our paper in a workshop called WellComp on the design and formative evaluation of the UbiCAT applications, which I have developed and studied recently as a part of my PhD project.
Posted on: 30-Aug-2019
Read Shaun Liverpool's blog on the development of trial to determine the fesaibility of a randomised control trial for Power Up for Parents: A pilot study to enhance Shared Decision-Making in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH).
Posted on: 15-Aug-2019
Filed under: News
If you are a recent graduate with a background in computer science, game design or human computer interaction then you might be interested in joining the TEAM ITN network as an early stage researcher.
Posted on: 17-Jul-2019
The digital mental health field has looked up to her older brother and asked for help: “Why are my users not as excited about the interventions, as they are about your products? How can I make them use the app passed the two weeks benchmark? “
Posted on: 11-Jul-2019
Filed under: TEAM apps and platforms
Shaun Liverpool MSCA and TEAM ITN researcher at the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families has co-developed an app for Parents or care givers of children involvement in Shared Decision Making in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Shared Decision Making (SDM) allows users to make collaborate health care decisions. Here is an example of what the app looks like.
Posted on: 27-Jun-2019
In May, I attended the 10th TRIPLE i conference in Piran, Slovenia. TRIPLE i is an international annual conference organised by the Slovene Centre for Suicide Research that aims to promote intuition, imagination and innovation in the research and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour.
Posted on: 21-Jun-2019
Filed under: News
TEAM ITN & MSCA researchers Darragh McCashin, Claudette Pretorius and Hidde van der Meulen win The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition - Mental Health Innovation Prize.
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