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The Health Foundation: Behavioural Insights Research Programme

The Health Foundation are pleased to announce their new research funding opportunity. The Health Foundation‘s new Behavioural Insights Research Programme aims to support research over a two to three year time-frame that designs, tests and evaluates behavioural interventions that can improve efficiency and reduce waste in health care services in the […]

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: Explorer Awards

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the greatest quality and relevance. Objective of the SFARI Explorer Awards: This award program is designed to enhance the SFARI’s existing support of autism research by providing timely […]

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Clinically effective and saves money – high-intensity liaison intervention for people at risk of psychosis

An NIHR funded study, recently published in the The Lancet Psychiatry, assessed if increased liaison between primary and secondary care improves the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of detection of people with, or at high risk of developing, a first psychotic illness. The Liaison and Education in General Practices (LEGs) study, led by Principal […]

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Research Methods courses from NatCen Learning: Autumn 2015

NatCen Learning, an independent social research agency are pleased to announce that their Autumn 2015 open course programme on research methods is available for booking. Highlights include: basic statistical analysis for the social sciences survey sampling questionnaire design and qualitative courses. The open workshops are taught by experienced applied researchers drawing […]

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Travelling fellowships for community-based mental health

The Mental Health Foundation has teamed up with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to provide an exciting programme of travelling fellowships in 2016. The fellowships will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others in their UK professions and communities and […]

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Depression? ‘It’s like trying to explain a colour you can’t see’ Young people use film to discuss depression and therapy: a researcher blog

By Valerie Dunn The IMPACT Study (Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies, Goodyer et al., 2011) is a large randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Cambridge, North London and Manchester. The qualitative arm, IMPACT-ME (IMPACT My-Experience) is run by Dr Nick Midgley of the Anne Freud Centre and UCL, London. […]

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Decision aids are available to engage seriously ill people

Tools to Promote Shared Decision Making in Serious Illness: A Systematic Review People with serious illnesses may value shared decision making, but there are few decision aids available for this group. A systematic review suggested that decision tools improve patient knowledge and awareness of treatment choices and tools are available for those […]

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Benefits Advice Service for involvement from the NIHR

Benefits Advice Service for involvement Members of the public who are in receipt of welfare benefits and are offered payment for involvement need to consider how the payment might affect their benefits. This new confidential service provided by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) in partnership with others, has expert knowledge and […]

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NSPCC report: Achieving Emotional Wellbeing for Looked After Children

Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: A whole system approach – new report from the NSPCC The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has released this latest report, published June 2015. Authors: Louise Bazalgette, Tom Rahilly and Grace Trevelyan Research has shown that children in care are […]

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