Trish Darcy and Peter Coventry consider a novel US research study on climate change, ambient heat, and the links to increased mental health-related emergency visits.[read the full story...]
Mental health apps for people in crisis: helpful or harmful?
Wouter van Ballegooijen summarises a review of the ‘best apps’ for mental health, which finds very little support for people experiencing a mental health crisis.[read the full story...]
Disclosing self-harm history: people’s attributes and risk factors
Holly Crudgington reviews a recent study from Manchester, which explores characteristics and risk of repetition in people who fail to report previous hospital presentations for self-harm.[read the full story...]
Policing and mental health: what do police officers think?
Ian Cummins explores a qualitative study which finds that police officers are ambiguous about their involvement in mental health emergencies.[read the full story...]
NHS Clinical Commissioners present case studies showing successful partnership working between commissioners and providers
The National Ambulance Commissioners Network have published a briefing on Good Practice in Ambulance Commissioning. The briefing contains seven case studies relating to emergency ambulance services. It also summarises some of the key areas commissioners should focus on. Caroline Storer takes a look at it.[read the full story...]