4 May, 2020

COVID-19 and mental health

Many people may be experiencing increased anxiety, stress and low mood because of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. This is natural and understandable given […]
7 October, 2019

Towards a consensus on standards for smartphone apps:

ECoWeB meets suggested quality standards The number of mental health applications designed to improve psychological well-being has been rapidly increasing in the past years. Currently, more […]
29 July, 2019

Using science to sell apps: Evaluation of mental health app store quality claims

A recent review published by Nature checked online app stores for mental health apps and their credibility. The study claims that from a total of 1435 […]
15 May, 2019

Social media use in youth: ¿Does social media use harm Teenagers?

Recently, great controversy has arisen regarding the effects of time spent on social media on life satisfaction among adolescents. A recent report from the Royal Society […]
11 December, 2018

What is ECoWeB Project?

Listen to Ed Watkins explaining the ECoWeB_Project: “Developing and evaluating personalised emotional competence skills via mobile app for young people: the H2020 ECoWeB trial”.
5 October, 2018

Universities are being urged to improve mental health support services offered to their students

By 2021, only 1 in 3 young people who need help with their mental health will get an evidence-based treatment. Universities UK said that over the […]
30 April, 2018

Social media firms failing to protect young people, survey finds

Cyberbullying inquiry finds the mental health of young people is severely affected by online abuse. Companies such as Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter have been accused of […]
28 April, 2018
Two-thirds of children referred for mental healthcare in England are not treated

Two-thirds of children referred for mental healthcare in England are not treated

Data from 32 National Health Service Trusts in England showed about 60% of under-18s who are referred to child and adolescent mental health services by their […]