News

Problems with children’s and adolescents’ mental health services May 2017 In a report published on 5 November 2014, the Health Select Committee concludes that there are serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and... Read More →
Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk April 2017 Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery is linked to reduced risk of postpartum depression, says a perinatal psychiatrist, based on a new study. Read More →
Achieving better mental health access by 2020 April 2017 A recent report shows what action the government is taking to provide better access to care in mental health services within the next year, including national waiting time standards for the first... Read More →
Brief Encounters April 2017 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 →
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression April 2017 Founded in 1981, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) is a not-for-profit public charity that is primarily concerned with raising funds for the purpose of... Read More →
Autism diagnosis needs to speed up March 2017 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 →
Non-Pharmaceutical Management of Depression March 2017 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 March 2017 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? March 2017 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 →
Recommendations for children subjected to sexual exploitation February 2017 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

Emergency mental health care checklist March 2017 GPs' role in planning and providing care for patients with mental health problems who access emergency care services is...
Working with Offenders with Personality Disorders February 2017 A guide for practitioners to working with offenders with personality disorders has been produced by the National Offender...
Nutrition and Dementia January 2017 A report, published by King’s College London Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care, highlights that...
Meeting needs and reducing distress January 2017 New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to clinical conditions has been launched. It is...
Rethink Mental Health Information And Support January 2017 Rethink gives practical advice and information about Mental Health issues such as

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Mental health: priorities for change December 2016 The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a...
Suicide prevention report December 2016 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 December 2016 Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in England sets sets out what is known about dementia...
Web forum for schizophrenia researchers November 2016 Researchers trying to crack one of medicine's most perplexing unsolved mysteries can now keep abreast of late-breaking...
Safer mental health services toolkit October 2016 Based on the findings of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, this...
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