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Thursday 12th October 2017

Is Mental Health First Aid the magic bullet?

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Karen Newbigging, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management, discusses mental health and the announcement of a new £15 million programme designed to help train people to provide basic 'mental health' support.
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Thursday 12th October 2017
Thursday 5th October 2017

Catalonia: more than 2 million vote for independence despite Spanish crackdown

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Despite attempts by Spanish authorities and security service to block Sunday's independence referendum, more than 2.2 million of 5.3 million registered voters – a turnout of almost 43 per cent – cast ballots that could be tallied, according to Catalonia's officials.
Date:
Thursday 5th October 2017
Thursday 7th September 2017

The impacts of war on corruption: new evidence from Nepal

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Doctoral Researcher, Tom Jarvis discusses the impacts of corruption in War.
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Thursday 7th September 2017
Thursday 13th July 2017

We do not think of disabled people enough

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Speaking this week, the Prime Minister welcomed aspects of the new Taylor Review on Modern Work. But if the Government's aspiration to build a fairer society that unlocks all of its talents is to be realised, her team now needs to do more thinking as to how some workers, to whom the review pays little attention, can be empowered.
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Thursday 13th July 2017
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