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Blogs by Agnes Hann

Dec
16
2016

Research in 2016
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research-image-codesign-is-vitalTo mark the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at some of what the McPin team has learned over the past year.

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Jun
9
2016

Peer Research and Complex Needs: A Mental Health Perspective
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Read a new blog about how research on people with complex needs are using an approach that we champion at the McPin Foundation – peer research. Written by Agnes, a senior researcher in our team, it looks at some of the challenges and benefits of peer involvement in research. It was written for Revolving Doors, a charity that supports people with complex needs including mental health issues. We are really proud to support their work exploring the role of peer - otherwise known as experts by experience - contribution to research.

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Jun
25
2015

Research in the News – Mindfulness for the masses?
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research in the news - mindfulnessOver the past couple of months, mindfulness has been making headlines again. This is partly due to a new study, published in the Lancet that suggests that the practice is ‘as effective as pills for treating recurrent depression’.

It is fair to say that for some years now, there has been a lot of hype surrounding mindfulness – a type of therapy that draws on aspects of ancient Buddhist practices and is aimed at ‘increasing people’s awareness of themselves, their emotions and the environment around them, through meditation, yoga and breathing’.

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