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  Adolescent mental health and cognitive development in the SCAMP cohort: investigating multifactorial pathways to better understand the development of mental health resilience and vulnerability during adolescence
  Dr M Toledano
Application Deadline: 4 January 2019
One in six 15-19 year-olds in the UK show symptoms of mental illness, withhalf of adult mental illness manifesting during adolescence, a time of mental vulnerability.
  Factors affecting nurse retention in mental health settings
  Mr T Ryan
Application Deadline: 23 January 2019
In the year to June 2017, 23,686 mental health staff left the NHS, 1 in 8 of the whole workforce. Efforts to increase the workforce have resulted in less than 1000 additional staff.
  Personal tracking technology for managing mental health via physical activity (Advert Reference: RDF19/EE/CIS/ROOKSBY)
  Prof J Rooksby
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Apps and wearables for promoting walking, running and cycling are now commonplace but their designs do not typically focus on the mental health benefits of engaging in physical activity.
  PhD in Psychological Medicine & Clinical Neuroscience - Testing the role of relative age within school year on mental health in children with neurodevelopmental vulnerability
  Prof S Collishaw, Dr K Langley
Application Deadline: 27 February 2019
In the UK one in eight children and young people experiences a mental health disorder at any given time. Preventing and ameliorating the impact of mental health problems is a priority, however effective prevention requires the identification of potentially modifiable causal risk factors.
  Gardens and Gardening for Mental and Physical Health in North West England, c. 1450-1650
  Dr K Hurlock
Application Deadline: 14 January 2019
This collaborative project between Manchester Metropolitan University and the National Trust investigates the external spaces of gentry houses in the North West (Little Moreton Hall, Speke Hall, Rufford Old Hall) to explore the ways in which they were designed and planted to aid physical and mental health.
  Promoting positive parenting: Evaluating the impact of ‘kitbag’ tools and strategies to promote maternal and child mental health in diverse settings.
  Dr M Clark
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a 3-year full time or 5 year part time /self-funded PhD Studentship starting February 2019. Maternal and child mental health is a global public health priority (WHO 2013, WHO 2018).
  Stigma, ethnicity, and mental illness – an intersectional approach to improving understanding and developing interventions
  Dr D Edge, Dr G Haddock
Applications accepted all year round
Background. Stigma related to mental illness affects all ethnic groups, contributing to the production and maintenance of mental illness and restricting access to care and support.
  The Policy Impacts of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education in the UK
  Dr J Creaton, Prof K Heard-Laureote, Dr J Priego Hernandez
Application Deadline: 24 January 2019
This is a fully-funded 3-year PhD or 4-year Master’s and PhD studentship, to start in October 2019.The studentship is funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP), a collaboration between the universities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton.
  Impact of diet on cardiovascular responses to acute mental stress
  Dr C Rendeiro, Dr JJCS Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Applications accepted all year round
Cardiovascular diseases remain the second cause of premature death in the UK. In particular, mental stress is a known important contributing factor to mechanisms underlying cardiovascular events, with mounting evidence suggesting that mental stress can negatively affect human endothelial function (Poitras et al., 2013).
  Mental health promotion and prevention: Understanding the role of the workplace in reducing risk for depressive and anxiety disorders (SandersonKU18SF1)
  Prof K Sanderson
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019
Background and Aims. Depression and anxiety in working adults are prevalent and costly. Mental health promotion and prevention in workplaces is a collective responsibility but much of the evidence base focusses on the individual and much of the evidence comes from outside the UK.
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