ONS: Children’s and young people’s experiences of loneliness: 2018

6 December 2018

The Office for National Statistics analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018. Main points Children (aged 10 to 15 years) • 11.3% of children said that they were “often” lonely; this was more common among younger children aged

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Optometry Today: Children with visual impairment more likely develop mental health problems

24 July 2018
Source: Optometry Today

New research has found that visual impairment affects learning and development and mental health from a young age. Children aged between eight and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem than children with no visual impairment, according to new research. Research has revealed that a third of

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

21 May 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust     People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust and South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System found more training for support

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Research and innovation seminar series: Sight-loss as a consequence of traumatic brain injury and mental health implications

14 May 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

On Wednesday, the 23rd of May Blind Veterans UK will be running their annual Seminar. This year, the seminar is in collaboration with The University of Manchester and as always with Project Gemini Veterans Exchange. Please see attached the programme for a unique international seminar, bringing Veterans and World renowned experts together to discuss Sight loss as a consequence of

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Call for abstracts UCL: Psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with visual impairment and their families: Needs, research and intervention

5 February 2018
Source: UCL

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: the Organising Committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. The abstract submission for poster and oral presentations will be open from 1st October 2017 until 10th February 2018. Download the Abstract submission form; please return the completed abstract form to ich.events@ucl.ac.uk by 10th February 2018. Review process The Organising Committee will review the abstracts;

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Kings Fund: Bringing together physical and mental health. A new frontier for integrated care

8 March 2016
Source: Kings Fund

A number of factors have made it difficult to respond to the relatively recent debate regarding physical and mental health needs. These difficulties include the institutional and cultural barriers, separate payment systems for physical and mental health care, and the trend for increasing sub-specialisation in professional education. As a result, people using services commonly find their physical and mental health needs

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