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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

28 February 2020

This year the Mental Health Awareness Week is about kindness. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18th – 24th May 2020.

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Linking hospital episodes for health research; the effects of data quality

28 February 2020

Electronic health record (EHR) data are available for research in all UK nations and cross-nation comparative studies are becoming more common. All UK inpatient EHRs are based around episodes; a continuous period of time spent under the care of one clinical speciality in one hospital. However episode-based analysis doesn’t really capture the full patient journey; for example, when someone is admitted and then transferred to a second hospital, we want to capture the whole of their stay in both hospitals. If we look at each of their episodes in isolation, we will under-estimate the average length of time they spent in hospital, and over-estimate the number of times they were admitted.

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Research ready data for action in youth mental health

14 January 2020

The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform (ADP), a research infrastructure developed at Swansea University led by Professor Ann John, recently teamed up with the Cross Council Emerging Minds Network to showcase opportunities for research in the field of child and adolescent mental health. Swansea University welcomed over 50 attendees from academia, public sector and third sector to a special event held on Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

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The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform (ADP) has launched

15 March 2019

The ADP has launched!

The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform (ADP) is a research platform, which provides a safe and secure environment to conduct innovative research to improve children and young peoples’ mental health. The new platform can offer new insights into the field of child and adolescent mental health research by linking routinely collected data such as health, deprivation, social care data with clinical interviews, psychological, biological and genetic data.

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New insights into mental health research through the evolving field of data science

8 February 2019

Data science is a field that is fast evolving, and has the potential to benefit mental health research in a way that could change the lives of millions. Researchers come together to study the power of computers and the availability of big data to advance mental health research.

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The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform (ADP) attends MQ Mental Health Science Meeting

8 February 2019

Professor Ann John, the founder of the ADP, attended the MQ Mental Health Science Meeting on Thursday 7th February and Friday 8th February in London. This event, now in its 5th year, brought together researchers and experts from around the world to tackle the biggest challenges in mental health.

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