A team of Oxford researchers has won a grant from the University’s Covid-19 Research Response Fund to study the effects of online cultural experiences on mental health. This new study will use the unique opportunity of lockdown and social distancing to gather new evidence.
Merle Davies is Director for the Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development, leading the multi agency Better Start programme, led by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in partnership with Blackpool Council and Health partners.
Clare Law, is the Senior Development Manager, primarily responsible for evidence-based interventions and innovative developments and is the lead for the targeted Better Start programmes.
Study of Immunology in Antibody Positive Psychosis (SINAPPS2)
The SINAPP2 trial is a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial, investigating the efficacy and safety of immunotherapy as a treatment for symptoms of psychosis in patients with anti-neuronal membrane antibodies.
We work with schools, the local authority and mental health services, to work out how best to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. In 2019, we started an important survey of school pupils in Oxfordshire. Over 4000 pupils in 36 schools took part and we were able to share all relevant results with schools and services.
2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the Whitehall II Study. To celebrate the achievements of the past 30 years, a one-day celebration event was held at UCL on Wednesday 25th November 2015. Over 150 people attended including Whitehall researchers, collaborators and a representative group of participants from the Whitehall II cohort. The link leads to the day's talks and presentations
UK academics are calling for targets for mental health research in order to meet the healthcare challenges of the next decade. Published today in Journal of Mental Health, researchers set out four overarching goals that will speed up implementation of mental health research and give a clear direction for researchers and funders to focus their efforts when it comes to better understanding the treatment of mental health.
Parents and carers reported that behavioural, emotional and attentional difficulties in their children changed considerably throughout the past year, increasing in times of national lockdown and decreasing as restrictions eased and schools reopened, according to the latest Co-SPACE (COVID-19 Supporting Parents, Adolescents, and Children in Epidemics) study, led by experts at the University of Oxford.
The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator, which launched today, harnesses and mobilises the UK’s internationally renowned expertise in ethics research. Four major UK universities and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics form the collaborative.
Researchers at the University of Oxford have today reported that the risk of the rare blood clotting known as cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) following COVID-19 infection is around 100 times greater than normal, several times higher than it is post-vaccination or following influenza.