The research in our Health and Wellbeing theme aims to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments.

In this research theme blog, we cover topics including self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.

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The research in our Health and Wellbeing theme aims to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments.

In this research theme blog, we cover topics including self-care, sport and exercise, mental wellbeing, diseases and medical advancements.

10 posts found

Child mental health: how acting out during COVID can be a coping mechanism, and what parents can do to help

06 April 2021 6 min read

Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten writes for The Conversation on how the mental health of children has been impacted by the Covid19 pandemic

Child peeking over a mans shoulder

Expert reaction to new national lockdown announcement Our experts comment on the impact on children and their education and the pressures on the NHS.

05 January 2021 5 min read

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown by the Prime Minister last night (4 January), University of Portsmouth experts comment on the new restrictions.

Nurse in PPE conducting Covid swab test on patient

Children reveal what they really think of adults – in their own research paper A group of children became researchers as they explored their views on grownups

07 August 2020 Dr Emma Maynard 8 min read

Emma Maynard, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about children's perceptions of adults' decision making

group of kids in wellies

How lockdown changed people's feelings about drinking and going back to the pub Many people expressed concerns over the safety of returning to these public spaces

03 August 2020 6 min read

Emily Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation and the prevalence of alcohol consumption during the coronavirus pandemic

Cocktail drink

‘Mental health first aid training’ in schools is a sticking-plaster solution The training for teachers will aim to help students with mental health issues

28 June 2020 Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten 5 min read

Wendy Sims-Schouten, Senior Lecturer Childhood Studies at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about mental health services in secondary schools

Pen on paper

How to talk to your teenagers about drugs

03 October 2019 4 min read

Emma Maynard, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about how parents can talk to teenagers about drugs.

Teenage boy sat in room playing video games

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