‘Brain training’ app may improve memory and daily functioning in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition that causes a range of psychological symptoms, ranging from changes in behaviour through to hallucinations and delusions. Psychotic symptoms are reasonably well treated by current medications; however, patients are still left with debilitating cognitive impairments, including in their memory, and so are frequently unable to return to university or work.

Origen: ‘Brain training’ app may improve memory and daily functioning in schizophrenia

Mindfulness study to look at benefits in helping build resilience to stress among university students

The study, which could see over 500 students receive mindfulness training, aims to measure its effectiveness in managing stress amongst students, particularly at exam time, and whether it helps in other factors such as sleep and wellbeing. It will also explore whether the training affects students’ use of mental health treatment and support services.

Origen: Mindfulness study to look at benefits in helping build resilience to stress among university students