This meta-analytic review was conducted to determine the extent to which social relationships influence risk for mortality, which aspects of social relationships are most highly predictive, and which factors may moderate the risk.
This research examines whether and how oxytocin influences responses to stress in humans and will consider effects in relation to those of social support.
Research into telomerase as a novel and important mediator of the effects of psychological stress on physical health and disease.
Psychological stress and trauma are risk factors for several medical and psychiatric illnesses. Recent studies have implicated advanced cellular ageing as a potential mechanism of this association. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of childhood adversity on genetic… Read more »
This report covers aspects of spirituality and mental health written by experts in the field. It promotes an understanding of people’s belief systems rather than a mechanistic approach to mental health services and proves the increasing importance of spirituality in… Read more »
This Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) workforce guidance emphasises the functions/competences and levels of work of staff in IAPT services rather than prescribing the exact workforce numbers and types of staff as different skill mixes can result in different… Read more »
This research assessed the impact of implementing stepped care empirically supported psychological therapies by measuring the prospective outcomes of patients referred over a two year period to one Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service in the UK.
This research aims to review the evidence base for promoting positive mental health in workplaces. It will pilot and evaluating the findings with employer partners.
This article describes the background to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, the arguments on which it is based, the therapist training scheme, the clinical service model, and a summary of progress to date.
This Pan-European initiative aims to increase the awareness of companies and the general public about the needs and benefits of mental health promotion at work. It offers practical measures and models for promoting mental health in workplace settings and encourage… Read more »