The science of suicide prevention: Innovative technologies and ethical implications #IASP2019

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Tiago Zortea and Karen Wetherall help us prepare for the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention #IASP2019, which is taking place in Derry this week. This blog summarises what we know about the potential for digital technologies (smartphones, machine learning and virtual reality) to help improve suicide prevention.

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Mental Health Act review: the demise of the nearest relative?

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Kathryn Berzins considers the implications of a recent rapid systematic review of the views and experiences of the Nearest Relative provision of the Mental Health Act (1983).

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Coproduction of quality standards for youth mental health in primary care

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Lisa Burscheidt reports on a mixed methods study that produced user-generated quality standards for youth mental health in primary care.

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New guidance on domestic violence and information sharing from the Department of Health

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The Department of Health have published a new piece of best practice guidance, which they hope will assist those who need to share information about individuals involved in domestic violence, for example at a MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) – a local, multi agency victim-focused meeting where information is shared on the highest risk [read the full story…]