Islamophobia Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

How Art Therapy helped through lockdown and beyond…

Art Therapy is by its nature a flexible and adaptive therapy. It feels very poignant that over the course of the corona virus pandemic, we have risen to the challenge and found new and creative ways of working with our clients to meet their needs. What became apparent as we began this work was that […]

Electronic health apps: exploring the evidence

Spectrum’s Transform Research Alliance publishes Rapid Reviews on diverse topics. This month, we’re taking a look at the evidence analysing e-Health interventions for Physical Health. October’s Rapid Review outlines a variety of different e-health interventions for physical health indicators (obesity, diet and smoking status) and analyses their effectiveness. Using data collected from 70 articles across […]

Sign up to help us find a COVID-19 Vaccine

As Wakefield enters Tier 2 lockdown, it’s now more important than ever that local residents join the fight against COVID-19 – and you can play your part by signing up to the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry. Anyone 18 or over can sign up through the NHS website by visiting www.nhs.uk/sign-up-to-be-contacted-for-research – the process takes around […]

Are you going Sober for October?

If you’re looking to kick-start your health with simple changes this autumn, why not kick the booze and go sober for October? Thousands of people in the UK went sober for October last year and some people find that the benefits from cutting down, even temporarily, lead to long-term changes in their drinking habits. Reducing your […]

Spectrum’s ‘Fab Four’ make the Nursing Times shortlist

Spectrum is delighted to have achieved a fantastic four finalists in the Nursing Times Awards 2020! Following the announcement of the official Nursing Times shortlist, Spectrum staff are now finalists in the following categories: “Team of the Year” – North Yorkshire Horizons “Nurse of the Year” – Helen Bishton (HMP Lancaster Farms)  “Managing Long-Term Conditions” […]

Transform Research Alliance: ‘Rapid Review’ explores domestic abuse

Spectrum’s Transform Research Alliance publishes Rapid Reviews which explore research on diverse topics. This month, we’re taking a look at Domestic Abuse. September’s Rapid Review began by analysing the results of 33 published journal articles and reviews  on intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. Risk and protective factors The research identified positive risk factors for […]