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New research co-authored by the University of Birmingham shows unpaid carers seeking formal help with their physical and mental health during the lockdown were unable to access it.
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23 October 2023
Racism harms mental health and is associated with mental illness – but a new study has highlighted ‘alarming’ racism on mental health wards.
19 October 2023
Experts from the University of Birmingham will be unpicking media representations of mental health as part of this year’s Festival of Social Science.