A mental health crisis is looming, affecting individuals, communities and economies worldwide. Cambridge researchers are advancing understanding of mental illness and wellbeing – and putting this into practice.

A mental health revolution

07 Oct 2021

Cambridge-led computerised cognitive assessments transform early detection and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Rate of mental disorders among children remained stable in 2021 after previous rise

30 Sep 2021

One in six children in England had a probable mental disorder in 2021 – a similar rate to 2020 but an increase from one in nine in 2017 - according...

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Fighting anxiety with science: exploring the links between self-control and wellbeing

25 Jun 2021

Dr Olivia Remes has spent her career researching mental health and wellbeing. In her new book, The Instant Mood Fix, she brings together the research...

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Study shows brain differences in interpreting physical signals in mental health disorders

22 Jun 2021

Researchers have shown why people with mental health disorders, including anorexia and panic disorders, experience physical signals differently.

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The power of touch

17 Jun 2021

As a major Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition explores human touch through 4,000 years of art, Cambridge researchers explain why this sense is so...

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Teenagers at greatest risk of self-harming could be identified almost a decade earlier

15 Jun 2021

Researchers have identified two subgroups of adolescents who self-harm and have shown that it is possible to predict those individuals at greatest...

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One in twenty workers are in ‘useless’ jobs – far fewer than previously thought

03 Jun 2021

The so-called ‘bullshit jobs theory’ – which argues that a large and rapidly increasing number of workers are undertaking jobs that they themselves...

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Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people

10 Mar 2021

Experts have issued a stark warning about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people.

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A silent epidemic of grief

01 Mar 2021

Major changes in bereavement care have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, amid a flood of demand for help from bereaved people, according to new...

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Digital support

10 Feb 2021

Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access...

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High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests

13 Jan 2021

Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which...

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

11 Jan 2021

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team...

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