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Brief Encounters February 2019 Brief Encounters is a new free guide designed to support acute general hospital staff caring for patients who are in emotional crisis on top of their physical health needs. For some patients being... Read More →
Autism diagnosis needs to speed up February 2019 The average waiting time for an initial diagnosis of Autism is 5 years, a new survey has revealed. The results (some of which are summarised in this article) show that the diagnostic processes now... Read More →
Maternal use of antidepressants may lead to childhood obesity and diabetes February 2019 A recent article discusses the outcomes of research looking into possible links between use of maternal antidepressants and childhood obesity and diabetes. Read More →
Assistive technology: research and development February 2019 A series of recent reports provide information about the wide range of government funded projects supporting the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology that might increase... Read More →
Non-Pharmaceutical Management of Depression February 2019 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has issued a guideline for the non-pharmaceutical management of depression. It provides an assessment of, and presents the evidence base for,... Read More →
Delivering Effective Cognitive And Behavioural Therapy For People With Depression And Anxiety February 2019 This document identifies the activities associated with the delivery of high-quality cognitive and behavioural therapy and the competences required to achieve these. It describes a model of the... Read More →
What Skills Can Service Users Expect Their CBT Therapists To Have? February 2019 A leaflet has been produced for the public on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is the therapy that will be used by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme to make... Read More →
Recognition of depression in people of different cultures January 2019 Many minority group patients who attend primary health care are depressed. To identify a depressive state when GPs see patients from other cultures than their own can be difficult because of... Read More →
Mental Illness A Forgotten Generation January 2019 At least 50,000 people with serious mental illness have been forgotten by mainstream mental health services, according to not-for-profit organisation Rethink.

This 'forgotten generation' of... Read More →
Recommendations for children subjected to sexual exploitation December 2018 The child sexual exploitation health working group report makes recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. It is designed to help... Read More →

Resources

Psychiatric Times February 2019 Despite an increased prevalence of psychiatric conditions and a greater number of drugs available to treat them, mental...
Working with Offenders with Personality Disorders January 2019 A guide for practitioners to working with offenders with personality disorders has been produced by the National Offender...
Emergency mental health care checklist January 2019 GPs' role in planning and providing care for patients with mental health problems who access emergency care services is...
Rethink Mental Health Information And Support December 2018 Rethink gives practical advice and information about Mental Health issues such as

Different types of therapy and...
Mental health: priorities for change October 2018 The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a...
Suicide prevention report October 2018 The Department of Health has issued the first annual report on the suicide prevention strategy for England. The annual...
Review of quality and extent of dementia care October 2018 Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in England sets sets out what is known about dementia...
Molehill Mountain September 2018 Molehill Mountain is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approaches adapted for autistic people. The app was...
Web forum for schizophrenia researchers September 2018 Researchers trying to crack one of medicine's most perplexing unsolved mysteries can now keep abreast of late-breaking...
Safer mental health services toolkit July 2018 Based on the findings of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, this...
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