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New PhD Students join the Wellcome Centre

As the old academic year draws to a close, and we begin to prepare for the new academic year starting in September, WCCEH are delighted to announce the appointment of a new cohort of PhD students to join the Wellcome Centre during the 2021/22 academic year. Four of these students are funded by our core […]


Intercultural competence migrant training approved by WHO now available online

Following the publication earlier this year of the World Health Organization’s toolkit for Migration and Health, we are pleased to share that the toolkit has now also been turned into a MOOC (massive online open course) through the WHO. The Centre’s Deputy Director for Learning, Dr Felicity Thomas, authored the initial report in close partnership […]


New study identifies problems with mental health self-referral system

People with anxiety or depression who go to see the GP are often given a leaflet with numbers for psychological services and advised to give them a call. This system of “self-referral” for common mental health problems has been in place for more than 10 years. In sheer numbers terms, it appears to have been […]


DE-STRESS Project shortlisted for Mind Media Award

Congratulations to Centre members Felicity Thomas and Lorraine Hansford! A series of items about antidepressant use on Radio 4’s PM programme, which featured De-Stress, a collaborative project between the universities of Exeter and Plymouth (funded by Economic and Social Research Council and supported by PenARC), has been shortlisted for an award at the Mind Mental […]