21 June, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: younger age group is a risk factor for distress

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to unprecedented hazards to mental health globally. Several studies have been published since the outbreak analyzing the impact […]
21 June, 2022
Two-thirds of children referred for mental healthcare in England are not treated

What is emotional fitness?

Emotions are central to our lives and our mental well-being. They enrich our experience, motivate us and help us to respond to the world and to […]
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 […]