News

Commentary On Strategies For Switching Antipsychotics December 2017 Both the new generation of antipsychotics and the more traditional antipsychotic drugs produce an important and meaningful improvement in patients with schizophrenia, but most patients are neither... Read More →
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service First Report December 2017 The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) service was established under the MCA in April 2007. Its first annual report has now been published.

'First annual report of the Independent... Read More →
Preparing Mental Health Services for Pandemic Influenza December 2017 A document has been published to assist mental health trusts and other specialist mental health service providers in developing their plans for responding to an influenza pandemic. The document... Read More →
Support, Time and Recovery (STR) Workers: A Competence Framework: Best Practice Guidance December 2017 Best practice guidance has been published setting out the background, purpose, and development of the Competence Framework for Support, Time and Recovery (STR) workers employed across health and... Read More →
Expansion Of Psychological Therapies Would Be Counterproductive Across Society December 2017 Dr David Veale is based at the Institute of Psychiatry, King?s College London. Together with Dr Derek Summerfield, he has published a debate piece in the May 2008 issue of the British Journal of... Read More →
Longitudinal grey-matter and glutamatergic losses in first-episode schizophrenia October 2017 Are glutamatergic changes in patients with schizophrenia correlated with grey-matter losses during the first years of illness? Dr Raj Persaud interviews Dr Jean Théberge, Assistant-Professor based... Read More →
NHS guidance to tackle mental health and substance misuse problems October 2017 A step forward in tackling the problems arising from mental illness combined with substance misuse was made recently, as the Government launched new guidance aimed at improving the care received by... Read More →
PsychCentral.com mental health news service September 2017 Psych Central, a mental health portal, has a consumer-centric news service. Each weekday, peer-reviewed news articles covering developments and research in mental health and psychology are offered... Read More →
Mental health aftercare in England and Wales August 2017 From 1 April 2015 the local authority responsible for mental health aftercare services, under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act), is now normally the one where the person was... Read More →
NHS Mental Health Apps Library launched August 2017 NHS England has launched a ground breaking initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital... Read More →

Resources

People With Mental Health Problems Need Extra Cessation Support October 2017 According to a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, government efforts are needed to ensure that people...
Best Practice In Managing Risk October 2017 This framework is a guide for mental health professionals working with service users to assess risk. It underpins risk...
Helping People Who Are Unable To Make Some Decisions For Themselves October 2017 This booklet is one of a series of six on the Mental Capacity Act published by the Mental Capacity Implementation Programme...
Guidance on medication and learning disability behavioural problems October 2017 The University of Birmingham, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and MENCAP, have published the first national guideline...
A positive start to healthier minds September 2017 The National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being includes extensive sections on Early Years and Children &...
Website uses scientific testing to increase happiness September 2017 A professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Martin Seligman, PhD, has developed a series of scientifically...
Mental Capacity Act Directory August 2017 The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published a new Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory, an online collection of...
Debt and Mental Health August 2017 One in three people with a serious mental health problem are in debt. A new booklet provides practical advice for health...
Medicines Management Is Everybody?s Business July 2017 A leaflet has been published which aims to empower service users and carers to ask relevant questions about medication and...
Improving emotional wellbeing in postnatal care April 2017 This report looks into the experiences of midwives, maternity support workers, student midwives and mothers around the...
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