New centre for Veterans Battling Mental Health Issues

A new centre for veterans battling addiction and mental health issues has opened its doors in Manchester. Leon House will support up to 23 residents at a time, taking referrals from charities, GPs or other professionals. Thanks to corporate funding it is completely free of charge; funding was solely by large corporates and with assistance… Read More

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Is There a Link between Childhood Trauma & the Impact of Deployment on the Development of Mental Disorder in Military Males?

Research Paper Title Childhood trauma and the impact of deployment on the development of mental disorder in military males. Background Childhood adversity is associated with mental disorder following military deployment. However, it is unclear how different childhood trauma profiles relate to developing a post-deployment disorder. The researchers investigated childhood trauma prospectively in determining new post-deployment… Read More

Just Completed the Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity Course

Course Title Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity. Outline of the Course A mental health awareness online learning programme with four learning modules: Module 01: Understanding Mental Health. Module 02: The Impact of Sport and Physical Activity on Mental Health. Module 03: Barriers and Solutions. Module 04: Talking about Mental Health. The programme… Read More

Are Gene Expression Differences in PTSD Uniquely Related to the Intrusion Symptom Cluster?

Research Paper Title Gene expression differences in PTSD are uniquely related to the intrusion symptom cluster: A transcriptome-wide analysis in military service members. Background Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with wide-spread immune dysregulation; however, little is known about the gene expression differences attributed to each PTSD symptom cluster. This is an important consideration when… Read More

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (Young People) Course

I have just completed my Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Young People (SMHFA:YP) course. Launched in 2013, SMHFA:YP was developed to meet the increasing demand for a similar type approach for adults who support or care for young people aged between 11 and 17. SMHFA:YP is a three-part, 14-hour blended course which is designed to… Read More