interpersonal relationships

What and who is it we don't trust? (summary report)

The JRF’s recent public consultation revealed a strong sense of unease about some of the changes shaping British society. This Viewpoint continues the discussion about modern ‘social evils’ on the theme of ‘distrusting and fearful society’. Shaun Bailey looks at relationships between individuals, the state and community, and the effects these relationships have on our daily lives that may lead us not to trust.

Single women (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on single women in light of Jan MacVarish's latest paper, 'Understanding the Popularity of Living Alone', which contains the results of her 10 years' study of single women.

Recovering mental health in Scotland : report on narrative investigation of mental health recovery

This research draws on the experience of 64 people across Scotland to highlight factors that helped and hindered their recovery from long-term mental health problems.

100 ways to support recovery

Report advocating one hundred ways in which those working in the mental health sector can aid the recovery of people with mental health problems. In particular, it focuses on four key tasks, namely developing a positive identity, framing the mental health problem, self managing the mental health problem and developing valued social roles.

The seeds of exclusion 2009

Report building on research into the causes and consequences of social exclusion and complex needs and concluding that, as these can vary by age group and region, identifying and understanding these characteristics can help services be better targeted.

Understanding Attachment Theory

The objective of this learning object is to enable students to understand the basic principles of attachment theory and its importance for practice. This resource defines attachment, examines the components of attachment theory, patterns of attachment behaviour as well as attachment, abuse and neglect.

Promoting mental health and well-being in later life: a first report from the UK Inquiry into Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life

Report presenting the findings and recommendations of a study which sought to find out what needs to be done to better promote good mental health and well-being in later life throughout the UK.

Valuing people now : a new three-year strategy for people with learning disabilities

Document detailing the UK Government's strategy for people with learning disabilities for three years following consultation and response to the main recommendations in 'Healthcare for all', an independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

The role and potential development of peer support services

This discussion paper from the Scottish Recovery Network concentrates on a developing model of peer support where peer workers are employed and trained as peer workers specifically because of their own lived experience of recovery.

Social change in Scottish fishing communities: a brief literature review and annotated bibliography

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh was commissioned by the Scottish Government Rural and Environment Analytical Services to identify and review literature related to social change in fishing communities in Scotland over the past fifteen years, with particular reference to the role of ‘fishing families’ and of inward and outward migration.