Category: Health

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How many of us are touched by the death of a loved one, friend or colleague? How many of us feel able to talk openly about our own future death? Sharan Watson, Lecturer in Post Graduate Health Care Practice, Award Leader for PG Certificate in Palliative Care, and Chair of Derbyshire Alliance for End of Life Care, explains why it’s important to talk – and plan – for death.

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Dr Christine Rhodes, Lecturer in Health and Social care at the University of Derby Online Learning and Certified Addictions Counsellor, talks about the benefits of pet therapy and how it works.

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Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Psychotherapy at the University of Derby Online Learning examines the Disney strategy as a solution to feelings of shame about mental health


Dr Mark Faghy, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology at the University of Derby, discusses the pros and cons of new and old training programmes

Dr Philip Clarke, Lecturer in Psychology at University of Derby Online Learning, discusses time management in the first phase of psychological support for cyclist Leigh Timmis.

Ahead of Leigh Timmis' Guinness World Record attempt for the fastest cycle across mainland Europe, Dr Philip Clarke and Dr Mark Faghy provide insight into the strategies incorporated into an elite athlete's training programme.

Jenny Hallam, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, shares her research on supporting pregnant women through positive and negative birth experiences.

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Dr Simon Bignell, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses autism across the lifespan and why better understanding is greatly needed.

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Victoria Sweetmore at the University of Derby, discusses the importance of promoting the mental wellbeing of people who work and study in Higher Education.

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Gerri Mortimore, Lecturer in Post-registration Health Care at the University of Derby, asks is alcohol really all that bad?