International early learning and child well-being study (IELS) in England: Introduction to the research

Department for Education, August 2018

International early learning and child well-being study (IELS) is a study of children’s cognitive and social-emotional development at age 5. The study is being carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2018 for the first time. The research report includes information about England’s participation in the study.

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Understanding recovery from a family perspective: A survey of life in recovery for families

Alcohol Research UK, August 2018

This report confirms the need for a focus on families, as well as individual substance users, when planning treatment and recovery interventions. It shows that family members are both a resource to support recovery and people whose own lives can be transformed through recovery. Supporting families is essential to developing an integrated approach to reducing alcohol harms, and understanding the experiences of family members plays a key role in achieving this goal.

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Promising practices for health and wellbeing at work: A review of the evidence landscape: (RAND RR2409)

RAND Corporation, August 2018

Research demonstrates that the support of wellbeing in the workplace has a positive impact on staff, business and organisations. It includes benefits in terms of reduced absenteeism and presenteeism as well as improved productivity. Whilst the landscape of health and wellbeing interventions is a broad one, it can be difficult to understand ‘what works’: or rather, the confidence which can be placed in a particular intervention that it will have a positive impact on staff health and wellbeing outcomes.

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Heatwave plan for England: Protecting health and reducing harm from severe heat and heatwaves

Public Health England, August 2018

Updated Heatwave Plan for England which aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.

It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for:

  • the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies
  • professionals working with people at risk
  • individuals, local communities and voluntary groups

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JAMA Psychiatry – July 2018

The July edition of JAMA Psychiatry is now available.  This issue includes articles on urbanicity and risk of schizophrenia, whether cognitive activity works to maintain the brain, and clinical implications of slower cognitive growth in the psychosis spectrum.

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British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vol.7, No.4

Issue 4 of the British Journal of Mental Health Nursing has been published.  This issue includes articles on mental health and informal carers, the nurse’s role in caring for children and young people with ADHD, and student nurse perceptions of experiential learning to understand personality disorder.

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