Telemental health: mega-blog on remote mental health care during the pandemic

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In her debut blog, Philippa Clery presents the findings of three studies from the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which explore the acceptability and efficacy of telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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You can’t sit with us: a new conceptual model of social exclusion

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In her debut blog, Joanne Wadsworth considers a qualitative study aiming to understand how social exclusion is experienced by people and provide a definition.

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“I’m not into labels”: clinician and service user perspectives on ‘personality disorder’

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Siobhan D’Almeida explores a qualitative study of the label of personality disorder from the perspectives of people with lived experience and occupational experience.

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Researcher in Residence: Shuranjeet Singh – Introductions and Motivations

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Shuranjeet Singh is our new Mental Elf Researcher in Residence. Over the coming months, he will be blogging about his PhD journey, exploring how power operates in patient and public involvement.

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Qualitative co-production: involving people with lived experience in co-analysis of qualitative data

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In her debut blog, Nia Coupe summarises a recent study on how people with lived experience can be involved in the analysis of qualitative research data.

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What do people with bipolar really pay attention to when they are monitoring their mood?

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Charlotte Walker reviews a recent qualitative study on monitoring mood in bipolar disorder, which suggests that people with lived experience should customise monitoring questions to create a more responsive, personalised approach.

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Suicide awareness materials: do they help people with suicidal ideation?

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Hanzla Amir and Derek Tracy summarise a recent online randomised controlled trial on the effects of suicide awareness materials on people who feel suicidal, which finds that the Papageno effect is real and that stories of hope and recovery can help.

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