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DE-STRESS Project gains airtime on Radio 4s PM Programme

Posted on June 5th 2019
in Project update

DE-STRESS Project gains airtime on Radio 4s PM Programme

Within low-income communities, use of antidepressant medication is relatively high, but current strategies tend to frame mental distress as an individual psychological problem, rather than addressing the factors that are often the root causes of suffering.

Now a PenCLAHRC supported project, DE-STRESS, sets out to research how welfare reforms and austerity affect the treatment of mental health in low income communities. The team’s research will help to inform a stated government aim to reduce health inequalities amongst vulnerable groups by examining the connections between mental health, housing, employment and the criminal justice system.

Hear Dr Felicity Thomas and Professor Richard Byng of...

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