A human rights approach to integrating HIV and substance misuse services

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a recent paper on integrating HIV and substance misuse services, which draws on a person-centred approach that is grounded in human rights.

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Common mental health inequalities across racialised groups: the gaps are getting bigger

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Lucy Barrass reviews a study on the prevalence of common mental disorders and treatment receipt for people from ethnic minority backgrounds in England.

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Homeless hostel residents and staff struggle to access health and social care services

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In her debut blog, Ava Phillips summarises a paper that finds both people living in homeless hostels, and staff working there, feel marginalised and struggle to access the health and social care they need.

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Overcoming the stigma: uncovering the experiences of suicide bereavement among ethnic minorities

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Andie Ashdown summarises a qualitative study exploring ethnic minority groups’ experiences of suicide bereavement.

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Indigenous people living with psychosis in Australia: a novel example of clinical research and implications for population health

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Shuichi Suetani and Leshay Chong summarise a study exploring multimorbidity and vulnerability among those living with psychosis in Indigenous populations in Australia.

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Ethnicity and power: how can we make mental healthcare equitable for all people with psychosis?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider the findings of a recent qualitative study which looks at the differences experienced by Black Caribbean and White British people trying to access care for psychosis.

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Migrants with first episode psychosis are more likely to receive inpatient care, according to new Swedish population study

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In her debut blog, Natasha Chilman blogs about a Swedish cohort study of 1.3 million people, which finds that migrants with first episode psychosis are more likely to receive inpatient care.

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Inequalities in accessing dementia care and support during COVID-19

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Catherine Talbot reviews a recent qualitative study on accessing post-diagnostic dementia care before and since COVID-19, which highlights the need to reduce inequalities in dementia care.

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Barriers to citizenship for people living with mental health problems

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In their debut blog, Nagina Khan and Subodh Dave review a qualitative paper exploring the barriers to citizenship that people with mental health problems face.

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Does the IAPT self-referral process work for people living in poverty?

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In her debut blog, Alice Potter reviews a qualitative study exploring different perspectives on the accessibility of current IAPT self-referral processes for people with mental health problems living in poverty.

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