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Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Monday 19 July 2021

Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

A new research project looking at developing personalised rehabilitation programmes for patients with long Covid will be led by a team from Kingston University, St George's, University of London and Cardiff University, after receiving major funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Led by Professor Fiona Jones, from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston and St George's, the project will work in partnership with individuals living with long Covid to design and evaluate a package of self-management support personalised to their needs....


Covid-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living, new survey involving Kingston University expert finds

Posted Tuesday 6 July 2021

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living, new survey involving Kingston University expert finds

A new survey by Kingston University in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU) has found that Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome is still causing many people to struggle with reintegration into daily life.

The new UK-wide survey of 975 people, conducted in late June, comes in the week the government set out plans to remove most Covid-19 restrictions from 19th July....


Hundreds of young people receive first Covid-19 jabs during two-day walk-in vaccination drive for over-18s at Kingston University

Posted Monday 28 June 2021

Hundreds of young people receive first Covid-19 jabs during  two-day walk-in vaccination drive for over-18s at Kingston University

A walk-in vaccination service at Kingston University saw hundreds of students, staff and young people aged 18 and over from across the borough visit campus to receive their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The two-day public walk-in service was held at the University's community vaccination hub, which is run in partnership with two local Primary Care Networks and South West London CCG. It formed part of efforts to help support Kingston Council's surge vaccination programme to combat rising Covid-19 rates in the borough, particularly among young people....


Kingston University research team win University Alliance honour for online support for people with learning disabilities during pandemic

Posted Wednesday 23 June 2021

Kingston University research team win University Alliance honour for online support for people with learning disabilities during pandemic

A popular webinar series to support people with learning disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic has won Kingston University an honour in this year's University Alliance's ‘Alliance Awards 2021'.

A team from the University's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education scooped the Innovation Award after producing a series of webinars to support people with learning disabilities with end-of-life or bereavement care during the pandemic. The award is given to the team or individual who have come up with impactful solutions and innovations to the most difficult problems, especially during what has been a challenging year. This year's Innovation Award was a joint award to two of the shortlisted projects, with a team from the University of South Wales also recognised....


Kingston University psychologists investigate impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of young people with behavioural issues

Posted Monday 21 June 2021

Kingston University psychologists investigate impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of young people with behavioural issues

Psychologists at Kingston University are exploring how the pandemic has affected the mental health of young people with behavioural issues and their families – and how it could be mitigated.

As part of the study, researchers are surveying adolescents aged 11-18 years old with long-term conduct disorder who may be prone to violence against their peers or their parents, running away from home, or committing crimes such as vandalism. They are also interviewing parents to find out how the UK lockdowns have affected family dynamics and parenting practice....


Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

Posted Wednesday 5 May 2021

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome' may cause a significant number of people to struggle with a return to normal daily life in the UK after the pandemic, new research by Kingston University and London South Bank University has revealed.

A survey conducted by the research team found that one in five of the 286 UK-based participants scored highly on a Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale used by the researchers in February this year....


Kingston University PhD student helping children with complex needs understand grief through specially designed toys

Posted Tuesday 4 May 2021

Kingston University PhD student helping children with complex needs understand grief through specially designed toys

A Kingston University PhD student has created a set of toys to help children with complex needs learn how to express grief and deal with other difficult emotions.

Sarah Helton is in the first stage of a three-year PhD looking at ways children can be supported to communicate about bereavement and grief when they don't have the verbal skills to articulate how they are feeling. She has created Good Grief Toys to help children understand and communicate about death, bereavement, grief and loss....


Kingston University nursing experts encourage British public to take up the Covid-19 vaccine

Posted Wednesday 7 April 2021

Kingston University nursing experts encourage British public to take up the Covid-19 vaccine

Academics from Kingston University's School of Nursing have encouraged the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when they are offered their jab, in a bid to protect the most vulnerable in society, healthcare workers, and the wider community.

The simulated skills team at the University have all had their first dose of the vaccine and are among the 31.7 million to receive it in the United Kingdom so far.  With the next phase of lockdown easing set to take place next week and the rollout of the Moderna vaccine (the third to be administered in the UK), the nursing experts are urging those yet to be vaccinated to ensure they take it up when they receive the call....

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