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Scottish Labour has renewed calls for a public inquiry into mental health services at NHS Tayside, accusing the government of silence over the issue. Party leader Richard Leonard raised the case of David Ramsay, who took his life in 2016 at the age of 50, during First Minister’s Questions at…
Glaswegian rap artist and author of ‘Poverty Safari’ will share his insight into living on the breadline next week when he talks at the University of Dundee. Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey, will be giving his insight into the common misgivings about poverty and those who live in it, from 12pm –…
As the University of Edinburgh celebrates a centenary of social work education this month, staff from our social work programmes at the University of Dundee have made key contributions and participate in a number of ways, including talks, articles, book chapters and the co-editing of a book. Dr Jane Fenton,…
A university has been awarded a £2 million grant to pursue an "innovative" strand of research into cancer. Professor Karim Labib and his team at the University of Dundee will explore the role one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology plays in the disease with the help of…
An Abertay University psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland. Dr Mhairi Thurston said there appears to be a “growing appetite” for the development of joined up approach to psychological services for children and young people in Scotland, linking school counselling…
A programme to protect young people against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been launched by police and a charity. Police Scotland and Barnardo's in Aberdeen and Dundee have developed a pilot project which will run in both cities for two years. It hopes to reach, protect and support children and…
New research from Abertay University has found organised football sessions have a direct improvement on the lives of people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Since December 2015, Abertay academics Emma Lamont, and Professor Geoff Dickens have been working on a collaborative project with NHS Tayside and…
Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the University of St Andrews together with the universities of Dundee and the Highlands and Islands, it has been announced today (14 June). The Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme…
The University of Dundee have announced details of an Open Evening detailing their forthcoming programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Education & Social Work will host the event which will take place on Wednesday 4 May, 4.30pm - 6.30pm at the University's Dalhousie Building. You'll find out…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have announced they have been accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, SSSC said: "I’m so proud to be accredited as a Scottish Living Wage employer. It confirms our commitment to our staff, just as they…
Applications are now open for the second cohort of candidates for the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) postgraduate diploma to start studying this spring. Glasgow Caledonian University, working in partnership with the University of Dundee, are delivering the CSWO postgraduate diploma which is specifically for those currently in the CSWO…
An inspection of services for children and young people in Dundee has identified areas of good performance but also made recommendations for improvement. Across nine key indicators of performance, inspectors rated three as “good”, including the impact services were having on children and young people and assessing and responding to…
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