Mental health research: Male footballers, LGB Youth, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy psychoeducation

Welcome to this special conference edition of Who cares? What’s the point? 

In January 2018, I traveled to Cardiff in Wales, UK for two days to participate in the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference. When I was there, I was fortunate enough to talk with three researchers about the fascinating work they were doing. So, this show has not one, but three interviews and research topics.

First, you’ll hear me talking with Dr Susan Wood on male professional footballers and their experiences of mental health difficulties and help-seeking. Second, I speak with Dr Katherine Rimes about the psychosocial factors associated with suicide attempts, ideation and future risk in lesbian, gay and bisexual youth. And finally, I speak with Jessica Cartwright on her evaluation of a transdiagnostic acceptance and commitment therapy psychoeducation intervention (also know as ACT) in a community setting.

 For this edition, I have attached the abstracts as JPEG files as there wasn’t an electronic version available. You can find the details of the study and the institutional affiliations of the researchers there.

This podcast edition was produced with the support of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society. A big thank you goes out to them. 


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