André Tomlin presents the recent series of #EmergingMinds webinars on how we can best support the mental health of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic. These free online events brought together experts in the field to answer the questions of parents, carers, practitioners and educators.[read the full story...]
Alexandra Pitman, Sonia Johnson and Michael Bloomfield respond to the mental health and COVID-19 research priorities set out in a new position paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry on 15th April 2020.[read the full story...]
In her debut blog, Jo Billings summarises a recent report by the Wellcome Trust which explores what researchers think of the research culture.[read the full story...]
Hundreds of people have written Mental Elf blogs over the last few years, and today we want you to tell us who you think has done it the best.[read the full story...]
Mental health research can have a huge positive impact on people’s lives. The new #MentalElfAwards honour mental health research, researchers and those who communicate research findings in the real world.
Today you can nominate the mental health research paper published in 2019 that you think will have the biggest impact.[read the full story...]
Louise Arseneault writes her debut elf blog on a new report published today by MQ Transforming Mental Health, which finds disparity between physical health and mental health research funding.[read the full story...]
Sarah Carr shares her own experiences of psychiatric medication and provides a critical reading of Jasna Russo’s new #PsychDrugDebate paper: ‘Through the eyes of the observed: re-directing the research on psychiatric drugs’.[read the full story...]
Alison Faulkner dissects the new McPin Foundation Talking Point Paper by Jasna Russo entitled: Through the eyes of the observed: re-directing research on psychiatric drugs.
Follow #PsychDrugDebate today on Twitter for further discussion about this vital issue.[read the full story...]
Ioana Cristea highlights some of the key ideas from the recently published Lancet Psychiatry Commission on psychological treatments research in tomorrow’s science. She also raises a number of objections to the 50-page report, which we hope will generate some much needed discussion on this topic.
Look out for our #SeeingFurther podcast with the authors of the Commission and a Twitter chat at 12:30pm GMT on Monday 19th March.[read the full story...]
Today we announce the launch of the new NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, led by Sonia Johnson from UCL & Paul McCrone from King’s, alongside researchers from City, University of London and Middlesex University.[read the full story...]