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Why we need to learn more about stress and resilience in unpaid carers

Why we need to learn more about stress and resilience in unpaid carers

In the UK, around 1 in 8 adults are carers, with 1.3 million people estimated to be providing care for over 50 hours a week.  The  COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly added an extra layer of complexity for many carers.  Understanding why some carers remain resilient under this long-term pressure and burden, while others develop anxiety and depression, is vital in order to identify new targets for intervention. That’s why Emma Wilson is are running an online study that looks at resilience and distress in unpaid carers. Find out more and sign up via Participate. 

 Addressing the community response to our mental health research roadmap for COVID-19

Addressing the community response to our mental health research roadmap for COVID-19

In April, we worked alongside the Academy of Medical Sciences outlining the priorities for a mental health research response to coronavirus, which was published in the Lancet Psychiatry. The Lancet has since published a further paper that builds on the community's response, outlining five areas that need to be at the front and centre of the ongoing mental health research response to the pandemic. 

Researcher Q&A: How will social distancing affect trans and gender diverse young people?

Researcher Q&A: How will social distancing affect trans and gender diverse young people?

We know COVID-19 is hitting mental health hard. It is also clear there are a number of vulnerable groups at particular risks, including those with increased risk of mental illness, such as trans and gender diverse young people. We caught up with Dr Beth Jones to discuss her latest study on the effects of social distancing on trans and gender diverse young people.

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