NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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CUES-Ed: Promoting mental health and wellbeing among primary school children

As many as 1 in 8 school aged children will experience a mental health problem, with many more experiencing significant emotional difficulties which impact on learning, behaviour, social relationships, motivation and decision making, and increase vulnerability to mental health difficulties in later adolescence and adult life. CUES-Ed is an innovative mental health promotion and prevention programme delivered in primary schools.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Feb 2022

Involving more voices in research through the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Group

Kavita Bains, an assistant psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, is a member of our Race and Ethnicity Advisory (READ) group, where researchers can consult with individuals from under-represented ethnic communities on how best to conduct mental health research. In this blog, she writes about the barriers faced by ethnic minority communities in accessing research and how the READ group can help overcome these.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Feb 2022

A virtual reality ‘Shopping Task’ could help test for cognitive decline in adults

New research part-funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre suggests that a virtual reality test in which participants “go to the shops” could offer a potentially promising way of effectively assessing functional cognition, the thinking and processing skills needed to accomplish complex everyday activities.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Jan 2022

Genetics helps estimate the risk of disease – but how much does it really tell us?

Genetics research has made momentous strides in the 21st century. At the start of the century, we had a broad understanding that most medical problems in the developed world are partly genetically determined but lacked the technology to fully explore the secrets hiding in our genome.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Jan 2022

Love Your Liver Month

January is Love Your Liver Month! King's College Hospital and the King's CRF are at the forefront of liver research and treatment. For Love Your Liver Month, we provide a snapshot of just some of the exciting research being done at the Trust with support from the King's CRF.

By NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility at 24 Jan 2022