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Thriving in Later Life

  • Daniel Rankine
  • 12 July 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care, Science & Technology

Earlier this year the UK government identified that radical action is required to meet the growth in our ageing population and made this challenge one of the core themes in it’s industrial strategy. Delegates attending the Ageing Population: Meeting Needs Through Innovation event explored how innovation in the health and social care system, in many forms, is needed to ensure we can thrive in our later lives.

The Centre of Ageing Better’s Jemma Mouland opened by outlining the scale of the crisis…

  • health and social care
  • Health and Social Care Services.
  • social care

CYPMH: Providing Effective Support - Event Report

  • Madeleine Jones
  • 06 July 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Our latest in a series of events on Children and Young People’s Mental Health was another great success. A range of high-quality speakers presented on a wide range of topics, from policy such as the recent green paper and CQC’s CYPMH thematic review, to sociological causes like parent maltreatment and structural poverty. Delegates, speakers and sponsors brought numbers to around 250, which made for excellent networking opportunities and many thought-provoking discussions.


"I have a theory th…
  • mental health

Prevention focusing on parenting critical in tackling ACEs

  • Matt Buttery
  • 19 June 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

The concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) has done much to further debate about the need to invest in children’s mental health.

But while ACEs can be helpful in identifying populations of children at risk of poor outcomes to inform resource allocation and service planning, moves to screen children for adverse experiences may not be so useful in an environment of stretched mental health services for children.

Some researchers point out being exposed to experiences does not define outc…

  • children