Digital health for young people with mental health problems: silver bullet or red herring?

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Victoria Betton on a recent meta review of digital health interventions for children and young people with mental health problems. The question is, does the evidence square with her experience of what actually happens in practice?

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The Two Pots? Experiences of peer workers within mental health services

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Sarah Carr examines a literature review on peer workers’ perceptions and experiences to the implementation of peer worker roles in mental health services, and finds some familiar themes.

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Reflections on Reimagining Social Care

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Sarah Carr takes a look at a new report from Research in Practice for Adults which uses evidence to reimagine social care.

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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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Coproduction of secure mental health services: design, development and delivery

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Sarah Carr summarises a study of user involvement and coproduction initiatives in secure mental health settings, which recommends schemes that build alliances, garner mutual respect and support communication between staff and service users in shared forums.

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