“Treat me with respect”. What happens before, during and after coercion?

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John Baker takes a look at a recent systematic review and thematic analysis, which explores psychiatric patients’ reported perceptions of the situations associated with the process of coercion.

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Zero Suicide Alliance: free suicide prevention training for all #ZSALaunch

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Today we’re in London for the launch of the Zero Suicide Alliance: a new collaborative committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. You can follow the discussion #BeyondTheRoom. We’ll be live tweeting and podcasting from 4pm.

Also, don’t miss the new FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.

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Family therapy for anorexia: can it create closeness and containment in parent-adolescent relationships?

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Sarah McDonald blogs about a recent study that explores the effect of family-based treatment for anorexia on familial relationships.

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Bullying in childhood: cause or consequence of mental health problems? #AntiBullyingWeek

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Stefan Brugger publishes his debut elf blog on a recent study, which looks at the role of vulnerability and resilience in relation to mental health and bullying in childhood.

Today marks the start of #AntiBullyingWeek, so look out for lots of activity around this theme on social media.

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Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy

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Today we announce the launch of the new NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, led by Sonia Johnson from UCL & Paul McCrone from King’s, alongside researchers from City, University of London and Middlesex University.

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Personal well-being networks for severe mental illness: the importance of being social

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The University College London Mental Health Masters students summarise a recent exploratory study on personal well-being networks, social capital and severe mental illness.

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Family involvement in acute mental health care

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Alison Faulkner carefully considers a recent collaborative conceptual review, which asks why and how families should get involved in acute mental health care.

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Has Time to Change made it time to talk?

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Aileen O’Brien publishes her debut blog on a recent study that explored the relationship between anti-stigma programme awareness, disclosure comfort and intended help-seeking regarding a mental health problem.

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#UnderstandingPsychosis?

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Sameer Jauhar and Paul Morrison consider the revised Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia report from the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology, which includes updated sections on definitions, aetiology and treatment.

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Dementia care in hospital: training, leadership and culture change needed

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Caroline Struthers explores a recent realist review of dementia-friendly interventions to improve the care of people living with dementia admitted to hospitals.

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