Mental healthcare for ethnic minority groups: a call for substantial change

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KCL Masters student Xinxin Qiu discusses a recent study about improving mental healthcare access and experiences for ethnically minoritised people in the UK.

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Unjust: how inequality and mental health intertwine

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Andy Bell reflects on a recent peer research study and shares the steps that any mental health service can take to help people reclaim their rights, their personhood, and their equal citizenship.

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Capturing the lived experience of depression

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Charlotte Walker blogs about a recent World Psychiatry ‘bottom-up review’ on the lived experience of depression; co-written by experts by experience and academic researchers.

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Clinicians perspectives on gaps in service provision for people with complex emotional needs

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A group of UCL MSc students review a qualitative study on clinicians’ views and community care for people with complex emotional needs, and how best practice can be achieved.

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What emotions do male prisoners experience prior to suicide and violence?

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In this blog by Hilary Norman, she explores a new study on the emotions that male prisoners experience prior to suicide, self-harm or violence using a novel participatory visual method involving drawing their feelings.

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What are the benefits of including young people in mental health research? Findings from interviews conducted by co-researchers

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In her debut blog, Melanie Luximon writes with Nina Higson-Sweeney to summarise a recent qualitative study exploring the benefits of involving young people in mental health research.

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Apps to support the mental health of young people: flashy and available versus evidence-based and hidden?

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Belinda Platt highlights a new review of mental health apps for young people, which finds there are many apps which seem appealing to young people but have no evidence-base, but only a handful of apps with a sound evidence-base which are available to young people.

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‘Mixed Emotions’: unpacking the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research

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In her debut blog, Siobhan D’Almeida summarises a qualitative exploration of the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research.

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Young People’s Advisory Groups (YPAGs): how do they work and what impact do they have?

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Lindsay Dewa reports on a recent scoping review of Young People’s Advisory Groups in health research, which finds that the voices of young people are still not being meaningfully included in youth health research.

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Trans pathways: mental health care for transgender and gender diverse young people in Australia

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Talen Wright reviews a recent paper on the Trans Pathways study, which looks at mental health care for transgender and gender diverse young people in Australia.

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