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Briana Applewhite, a 2nd year DPhil student in Psychiatry funded by NIHR ARC OxTV, shares insights from her research exploring creative arts therapies for alleviating trauma and PTSD symptoms in youth, including a recently published paper on social dance for mental health.

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Family Solutions Plus: A new chapter in child safeguarding services

In this blog post, Dr Ruta Buivydaite and Dulcie Irving discuss their evaluation of Oxfordshire County Council's new child safeguarding approach, Family Solutions Plus. Early results show improved outcomes, though achieving some goals will take more time.

BLOG: How an online tool allows parents and therapists to work together to help children with anxiety

In this post, originally appearing in The Conversation, researchers from a recently published ARC -supported study explain more about their work that found an online platform enabling parents to provide therapy may effectively treat child anxiety while using therapists' time more efficiently.

ARC OxTV internships: A clinical physiotherapists experiences

Turning clinical insights into real-world research – our latest blog post from ARC OxTV internship awardee, Stephanie Taylor, shows how a dedicated Specialist Physiotherapist is using her ARC OxTV Internship to translate frontline experiences into potentially life changing research.

Bridging Gaps: mental health, economics and policy

In this blog post, Ed Penington explores the discussions around economic and policy challenges in mental health revealed at a recent half-day workshop, sponsored by the ARC OxTV titled: Let’s talk about mental health: economic and policy perspectives.

Welcome to the FORUM: A new outcome measure for forensic mental health services.

FORUM is a new online tool that brings both patient and clinician together for improved care and safety in forensic mental health services. In this blog, Dr Howard Ryland explores both the need for this tool and how it was developed through a collaborative approach with all involved.