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Archive for November, 2015

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Posted on November 10th 2015
in Research Funding

Girl playing in park

A team from PenCLAHRC and the University of Exeter, in collaboration with clinicians from Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health at University College London, have been awarded a grant of £285,000 to carry out a study which aims to improve the understanding of the best ways to support children and young people with long term physical health conditions. Many young people experience feelings of depression and anxiety, as a result of their physical condition, and display disruptive behaviour, which in turn can cause problems for the treatment and management of their condition.

The project, funded by the...

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Championing Public Engagement at TEDx Totnes

Posted on November 6th 2015
in PenCLAHRC people

Dr Kath Maguire

PenCLAHRC researcher, Dr Kath Maguire, has given a talk at the recent TEDx event in Totnes.

TEDx are a series of independently organised, community-focused events which bring speakers from across the local area to talk about topics that provoke and inspire. This event was part of the global TEDx series, based on the popular TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference series in the USA.

This year’s theme for TEDx Totnes was “In Our Hands?” and explored the topic of whether the future is really in our hands and what we can do to create and sculpt our future.  Kath, who is a member...

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