A tool for predicting the risk of clinical depression in teenage boys has been developed by researchers at Cambridge Univeristy.
Tests on 1,858 teenagers showed that having both high cortisol levels and depressive mood symptoms posed a higher risk of depression than either factor alone and presented a risk of clinical depression 14 times higher than those with low cortisol and no depressive symptoms.
Please read more at: BBC News
On Thursday March 6th Dr Illona Boniwell, one of the world's leading experts on Positive Psychology will provide an interactive talk on the science of wellbeing. This event will be in central London and include a number of different dimensions of happiness, developing resilience, using strengths and changing mindsets. She will also explore how positive psychology can be used to transform parenting, education, organisations and society as a whole.
Please read more and book your place at: Positive Psychology for a Happier World
The event will take place at Conway Hall, 25, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
On the 20th July 2014, Nicholas Elvidge and Alex Warnakulasuriya will attempt L'Etape du Tour - an amateur cycling race to be held over stage 18 of this year's Tour de France. This covers the full 148km and follows the exact route that will be tackled by the pros four days later. The stage takes in two fearsome ascents averaging 15.4km and a gradient of 7.6%, and is widely regarded as one of the most challenging amateur endurance events in the world. They are aiming to raise £5,000 for the Matthew Elvidge Trust so do please look at their Virgin Giving Page.
Students at universities around the country will be taking part in activities like Zumba and singing on Wednesday February 19th to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health.
Rosanna Hardwick of Student Minds (an organisation supported by the Trust) says that the aim of the day is to draw attention to the particular needs of students and encourage people to talk about their mental health.
The day is designed to let studnets know what help is available in the form of counselling and peer support groups.
Please read more in a recent article: Guardian Article on Student Mental Health Day
A huge thank you to Bates Solicitors for sponsoring the Trust at the Brooks Pre-London Fleet Half Marathon.
Bates provide a wide variety of professional legal services and have local offices in Hartley Wintney, Fleet, Odiham and Hook.
We have over 180 runners taking part and look forward to seeing you supporting us all around the course.
Online entries have now closed, but we still have places available - so please contact Hamish Elvidge at email@example.com or on 07836 252638.