Normalizing mental health in the refugee context and beyond

By: Franziska Tachtler
Posted on: 03-Oct-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
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.

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Academia needs a climate change

By: Bettina Moltrecht
Posted on: 27-Sep-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
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.

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UbiCAT at UbiComp 2019

By: Pegah Hafiz
Posted on: 19-Sep-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
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.

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A pilot study to enhance Shared Decision-Making

By: Shaun Liverpool
Posted on: 30-Aug-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
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).  

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A psychologist’s journey to co-design!

By: Bettina Moltrecht
Posted on: 17-Jul-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
The digital mental health field has looked up to her older brother[1] 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? “

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Impressions from the 10th TRIPLE i conference in Piran, Slovenia

By: Anja Cus
Posted on: 27-Jun-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
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.

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Finding my discipline to write

By: Aris Malapaschas
Posted on: 05-Jun-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
A few weeks ago I attended a 2-day writing retreat organised by our project. Since this was the first time I took part in such an event, I didn’t have any expectations, or prior experience to compare it with. But in the end, I left with a lot work done, and learned useful things which I can apply to my work in the future.

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Keep on the exposure - Blog post anxiety - Part II

By: Bettina Moltrecht
Posted on: 01-Mar-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
Even though my blog post anxiety has slightly improved since my last blog post -  I moved on to seeing it as just another uncomfortable activity that is part of my life now - I still wonder, who the hell wants to know about my life or even worse my past year as an Early Career Researcher         (Why? Well, you tell me!)

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CACHET 2018 - Discussing challenges of inter-disciplinary research.

By: Sigurd Melbye
Posted on: 22-Feb-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
As a medical doctor I have not had a lot of technical training during my education and clinical residency. But I have had a lot of training in medical conditions and gained experience in communicating with patients and doing clinical assessment. These are skills that many technically trained researchers lack.

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Children’s data – everyone has an opinion.

By: Darragh McCashin
Posted on: 20-Feb-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
Children’s data – everyone has an opinion, but what does the research say? A brief report from Professor Sonia Livingstone’s public lecture

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