John McGowan

John McGowan
John is the Year 1 Director and Academic Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Scheme at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology in Kent, UK. This is part of Canterbury Christ Church University. His current activities include: Research on suicide and clinical decision making in high risk situations, personality disorders and recovery and the role of psychology in medical settings. Recent grants include an award from the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology to co-ordinate the production of a review document encompassing recent advances in the thinking about and treatment of depression. John is the editor of, and a frequent contributor to, the Salomons Centre blog Discursive of Tunbridge Wells.


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Fewer patients kill themselves in mental health units, but there are bigger benefits to home care

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Suicides among mental health patients under home treatment are double the number of suicides in inpatient units, according to a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry which looks at suicide rates in different mental health settings.

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