News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.


News

Mental Health Awareness Week

Description
Paul Burstow, recently appointed Professor of Mental Health Policy for the School of Social Policy has written a Viewpoint piece to publicise Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 16th -22nd May and focuses on the themes of relationships.
Date:
16/05/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The importance of relationships: Winning the battle against stigma, savings lives, changing minds

The importance of relationships: Winning the battle against stigma, savings lives, changing minds
Description
Good relationships are essential to good mental health. Strong and supportive relationships can help to protect people's health against the damage that the social determinates of ill health – poverty and social disadvantage – can inflict.
Date:
16/05/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

CHASM policy impact in the UK

Description
CHASM members, Andy Lymer, Peter Davies and Lee Gregory, are having an impact on policy development in the UK.
Date:
16/05/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The NHS hospital 'weekend effect' - fact or fiction?

Description
The Department of Health has appeared to attribute the fact that people are more likely to die if admitted to hospital at a weekend to what they consider to be insufficient numbers of senior doctors working on Saturdays and Sundays.
Date:
11/05/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Mind the gap': the inaugural lecture of Professor Judith Smith

Description
On Tuesday 3 May, the University of Birmingham was delighted to welcome some 200 guests to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts for the inaugural lecture of Professor Judith Smith, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Services Management Centre (HSMC).
Date:
10/05/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Funded PhD opportunity, School of Social Policy

Description
The School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham is seeking to recruit to one full-time doctoral research scholarship to commence September 2016.
Date:
09/05/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Birmingham Savings Summit: A new savings strategy for lower income households?

Description
The Centre on Household Assets and Saving Management (CHASM), in partnership with the Barrow Cadbury Trust, would like to invite you to participate in a one day Savings Summit in Birmingham on Tuesday, 24 May 2016.
Date:
09/05/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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