Online or on the line? Digital exclusion in people with severe mental ill health

Online or on the line? Digital exclusion in people with severe mental ill health

The pandemic has accelerated digitalisation in many aspects of life, but what does this mean for people who are not digitally connected? Emily Peckham and Panos Spanakis from the Closing the Gap Network (@CTGNetworkUK) explore the the “digital divide” and explain why understanding the extent of this divide in people with severe mental ill-health is an important aim of the network's OWLS project (Optimising Well-being during Self-isolation).

Priorities for mental health science in a time of crisis and loss

Priorities for mental health science in a time of crisis and loss

The Covid-19 pandemic is and will continue to have pervasive impacts on health and society. What key research questions and priorities are necessary to mitigate the impacts on mental health, especially for those people who may disproportionately affected? Louise Arseneault reflects on some of the research priorities and questions for mental health and brain sciences identified by an interdisciplinary group of people from across the bio-psycho-social spectrum in mental health science, including people with lived experience of mental health problems.

What is the role of charitable mental health research funders during Covid19?

What is the role of charitable mental health research funders during Covid19?

"We have a responsibility to put accessible and rapidly applicable evidence in the hands of the people we support, professionals and policymakers, as well as ensuring that the big concerns from before aren’t forgotten." The Alliance of Mental Health Research funders discuss the role of charitable research funders in the mental health research response to Covid-19.

Consultation Survey: Covid-19 response to “off-radar” children and young people trapped at home and at risk of violence and abuse

Consultation Survey: Covid-19 response to “off-radar” children and young people trapped at home and at risk of violence and abuse

Survivors' voices, The McPin Foundation and VAMHN have launched an anonymous consultation to understand the impact of Covid-19 containment measures on “off-radar” children and young people trapped at home and at risk of violence and abuse to develop concrete measures to help children and young people at risk of such abuse. The online survey is aimed at adults who can identify with experiencing violence and abuse at home and no helping agency knowing about it for long periods (or ever).

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