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Hoarding - a 21st Century condition?

Hoarding - a 21st Century condition? Creative commons image Credit: Earthworm under CC-BY-NC-SA licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2014
Hoarding has only been recognised as a mental disorder for a short while, but is a psychiatric diagnosis beneficial to the hoarder?

Suicide kills someone every 40 seconds

Suicide kills someone every 40 seconds Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 12 Nov 2014
Globally, and in the UK, we must do more to prevent suicide, argues Dick Skellington.

International study into diabetes and depression

International study into diabetes and depression Copyrighted image Credit: © Macgyverhh | Dreamstime.com
Updated 10 Nov 2014
The link between diabetes and depression is prevalent in today's society; the OU's Professor Cathy Lloyd is leading new research into this which in...

The psychology behind a thank you

The psychology behind a thank you Creative commons image Credit: Jen Collins under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Oct 2014
Find out how saying 'thank you', making a cup of tea and The Great British Bake Off can tackle mental health issues and make people happier. 

Schizophrenia: Beyond science

Schizophrenia: Beyond science Creative commons image Credit: Jeff Kubina under CC BY-SA 2.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Oct 2014
Schizophrenia is the focus of World Mental Health Day 2014. Can communities help us to stop relying on advances in science alone to meet the needs...

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK?

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 15 Sep 2014
Five out of 1,000 children in the UK will not live until their fifth birthday, reports Dick Skellington.

Journeying through Wellbeing

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Journeying through Wellbeing Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 04 Sep 2014
Take a journey through Wellbeing and see how factors such as where we grow up, what happens to us, and our physical health, can all impact on our...

Mental health awareness

Mental health awareness Creative commons image Credit: Alessandra Khumana under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Updated 13 Aug 2014
With the recent death of actor Robin Williams, our experts tell you how you can help someone you think may be suffering from mental health issues...

Should human conditions be classed as illnesses?

Should human conditions be classed as illnesses? Copyrighted image Credit: Bowie15 | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 21 May 2013
May 2013 sees the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. So, why all the fuss ...