Place of safety in psychiatry: mental health staff perspectives

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Zuva Dengu summarises a recent mixed-methods study on mental health staff experiences of occupational wellbeing in a psychiatric place of safety service.

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‘The Expert’ and ‘The Patient’: analysing Parliamentary debates on the 2007 Mental Health Act

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Alison Faulkner writes about a discourse analysis of the House of Commons’ debates regarding the 2007 Mental Health Act, which is very relevant to the current White Paper consultation on the Reform of the Mental Health Act.

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Playing on uneven playing fields: low income, parental stress and maternal depression

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Aggelos Stamos reviews a cross-sectional Canadian study that explores the links between low socioeconomic status, parental stress, maternal depression, and the mediating role of social capital in mothers.

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Masculinity, depression and suicide risk in men with a history of childhood maltreatment

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In her debut blog, Cara Richardson explores whether masculine values are differentially linked to men’s mental health functioning, depending on exposure to childhood maltreatment.

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Recovery narratives by young people with mental health difficulties

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Lorna Collins reviews a qualitative study on how young people with mental health difficulties perceive and define recovery and their personal journey.

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Should European cities be going green for our mental health?

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Eleana Frisira summarises a recent scoping review on the impact that green spaces can have on the mental health of people living in urban settings.

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Digital interventions for suicidal thinking: a tale of two reviews

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In his debut blog, Wouter van Ballegooijen summarises two recent systematic reviews on digital interventions for suicidal thinking, which include more or less the same research, but come to quite different conclusions.

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Trauma-informed approaches in mental health: co-optable and corruptible?

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Trauma survivors and mental health academics, Angela Sweeney and Danny Taggart take a serious look at the potential and risks for trauma-informed approaches as they are introduced into mainstream mental health systems and services.

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Treatments for traumatised refugees: more complex interventions needed

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Mina Fazel considers the findings of a recent systematic review of psychosocial interventions for adult refugees and asylum seekers, which highlights the difficulty of generalising findings given the many different sources of heterogeneity of included studies.

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