We have just started working on an interesting project alongside UCL called The Community Navigator Study. The project will investigate whether ten meetings with a ‘community navigator’ can help to increase social connections in the community and reduce loneliness for people with persistent anxiety or depression. The programme of support will be tested with service users receiving treatment from the Barnet Complex Care Team (CCT) and Camden and Islington’s Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma (CDAT) service.
‘How do you beat stress’? was the question for Men’s Health Week which ran 13th to 17th June 2016. How do men talk about stress? How do men manage it rather than let it build up and harm us? Read Daryl’s blog on the role of research in answering this question. We link this to some of our work at McPin and we are keen to hear your views on how research can play a role in creating mentally healthier communities…
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