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Football as an effective mental health intervention? The evaluation of coping through football  

The NIHR SPHR Public Health Practice Evaluation (PHPES) programme is funding the evaluation of the London-based “Coping Through Football” project. This evaluation is carried out by Dr Oliver Mason (SPHR project lead), Professor David Osborn, Dr Jessica Deighton and Dr Bettina Friedrich at UCL as well as service user researchers.

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Anxiety higher in women under age of 35

Researchers from NIHR SPHR’s Ageing Well programme have found that women are twice as likely as men to experience anxiety.

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Breakthrough Mentoring

NIHR SPHR’s Breakthrough Mentoring scheme has completed a feasibility study which indicates it would be possible to undertake a large scale Randomised Control Trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of youth mentoring in the UK.

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WISE – Wellbeing in Secondary Education

NIHR SPHR’s WISE project has conducted a Feasibility Study and Pilot Cluster Randomised Control Trial (RCT) on the development of an intervention to improve mental health support and training for secondary school staff.

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Health and wellbeing effects of participating in conservation or environmental enhancement activities – findings from SPHR systematic review

Contact with the environment is thought to have a range of impacts on health and well-being, from better mental health amongst those living closer to green spaces to providing a place for healthy physical activity.

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