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Rising Mental Distress in Young Girls

The NHS report: Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, published recently indicates that ‘nearly one in four young women have a mental illness’ and found that young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems. This statistic, may appear shocking, but when viewed through from a relational perspective and in light of recent research into similar questions surrounding mental health issues in children and young people it is a judgement that is not without precedent.

06/12/18

Living in a frantic world

‘Resilience’ is a term that has become more frequently adopted within our discipline – but what is it? What does this term mean and how can we as individuals, in our frantic day to day existences, benefit from it?

10/10/18
Sue Sherwin

Sue Sherwin - the NHS at 70 Years

Sue Sherwin is the Dean of the School of Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University. Here in celebration of 70 years of the NHS, she talks about her time working for them and how she came to join the university.

04/07/18
Father and child

The Loneliness of Young Fathers

In this article Esmée Hanna, author of Supporting Young Men as Fathers, explores how groups can help young men who are fathers to become less isolated.

19/02/18
Leeds Beckett University Dr Esmée Hanna
Professor Jonathan Glazzard

Children's mental health a government priority for 2018

In today's Beckett Trends post, Professor Jonathan Glazzard looks ahead to 2018, which will see the government's newly-published green paper on children's mental health put into action. How will it benefit our schools?

Jonathan Glazzard

Carnegie School of Education responds to Government Green Paper on children's mental health

In this blog post, Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Professor of Teacher Education in the Carnegie School of Education, responds to the proposals in the Government Green Paper, 'Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision'.

How can befriending support people with a learning disability take part in leisure activities?

Dr Kris Southby, a Research Officer in the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett, is set to work with Mencap on a new project to find out how befriending people with learning disabilities can support them in taking part in leisure activities. In this blog post, which originally appeared on Mencap's blog, he explains more about the research and its importance.

A Display of books

Books for prisoners: a step in the right direction

Today has seen the high court declare that the ban on prisoners in England and Wales receiving books has been declared unlawful. Dr Esmee Hanna, Research Assistant in the Centre for Men's Health at Leeds Beckett University, has been actively involved in campaigning for books for prisoners.

05/12/14
Leeds Beckett University Dr Esmée Hanna

Five ways to wellbeing

As Mental Health Awareness Week gets underway, Leeds Beckett’s Senior Wellbeing Practitioner James Ewens discusses how the week is aimed at promoting positive wellbeing across campus and tackling mental health stigma.

06/10/14
Leeds Beckett University James Ewans
Flying the nest

Flying the nest - a new beginning

Dr Steve Taylor, who teaches on the BA in Psychology and Society and the MA in Interdisciplinary Psychology, takes a look at 'empty nest syndrome' and suggests that parents shouldn't necessarily feel despondent as their children prepare to leave for University.

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