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7 ways universities are supporting and improving mental health
Helping and supporting the NHS
Supporting those with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
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Using the arts to improve health and wellbeing
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A living lab to test digital health technologies for older people
The Digital Health Living Lab, led by Dr Theo Fotis, principle lecturer at the University of Brighton, is a…
A new enzyme to help plastic bottles break down faster
Very few plastic bottles are recycled but research is changing that after the creation of a new enzyme.
Blood test for rapid diagnosis of meningococcal meningitis
Meningococcal meningitis is a life-threatening disease affecting 1.2 million people every year. Saving lives…
Creating reusable coffee cups out of chewing gum
Chewing gum is being used to create reusable coffee cups at the University of Winchester.
Dementia simulation to improve patient care
The Dementia Simulation is helping to improve the care of dementia patients by giving nursing students at Bu…
Development of penicillin drug
Oxford scientists developed penicillin into a infection-battling drug.
Ensuring every student has the same opportunities
The 'Big Deal' offers opportunities for students to take part in a wide range of free activities.
Giving a voice to young carers
Professor Saul Becker, a world-leading expert on young carers, is giving a voice to children who are providi…
Health clinics for homeless people
Students from the University of Portsmouth are leading health clinics to help vulnerable and homeless people…
Helping homeless people into Higher Education
A project at the University of Chichester is transforming the lives of homeless people by empowering them wi…
Helping stroke survivors through exercise
Researchers at the University of Winchester are helping to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life…
Improving the accuracy of pre-natal screening
Research provided pre-natal diagnostic and screening tests which are used worldwide in clinical practice.
Improving the health of vegetarians and vegans
Research is being carried out into improving the diets of vegetarians and vegans with vitamin B12 in plants.
The development of a laser at the University of Surrey paved the way for the internet era.
Optical fibres to enable the internet to span the world
The benefits of optical fibres are being felt around the world and on other planets.
Physical exercise to support Parkinson’s patients
Professor Helen Dawes is helping to improve access to exercise and improve mobility in adults and children w…
Pioneering research into the origins of disease
Over thirty years ago, a team of epidemiologists at the University of Southampton, challenged traditional th…
Removing barriers to creativity
The Small Faces exhibition was aimed at removing barriers to creativity and engaging diverse audiences.
Research into the benefits of singing
The Research Centre for Arts and Health hopes their research will be applied for treatment of mild dementia.
Researching the best exercise to burn fat
Both moderate training and high-intensity interval training can help people to lose fat – that was the con…
Rock star drumming to help autistic children
Scientists have found that drumming can improve autistic children’s ability to learn in school.
The International Cocoa Quarantine Centre at the University of Reading means chocolate has a safe future.
Scholarships for aspiring teachers
Scholarships at the University of Buckingham are supporting local schools to invest in their staff
Singing lessons to help older people with breathing problems
According to the British Lung Foundation, 1.2 million people are living with diagnosed Chronic Obstructive…
Theatre workshops in slums of India
Theatre workshops are now being run in the slums of India thanks to a programme run by the Royal Central Sch…
Treating blindness using gene-therapy
Robert MacLaren is Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. His work has led the way in tr…
Treating children with anxiety and depression
Children suffering with anxiety and depression are benefiting from a cost-effective treatment developed at t…
Understanding children's mental health
Investigations at the University of Sussex are increasing our understanding of mental health in children.
Using football to resolve conflict between communities
Conflict between communities is being solved by football thanks to a University of Brighton programme.
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