Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a recent review, which proposes a new theoretical framework to provide effective mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth.[read the full story...]
Trauma-informed care in mental health: why we need it and what it should look like
Aneta Zarska blogs about a qualitative research study from Australia that outlines what trauma-informed care should look like, by asking people with experience of mental health difficulties.[read the full story...]
How do older Black Caribbean adults view seeking help for depression in the UK?
Maisha Kroll reviews a recent qualitative study exploring the help-seeking views relating to depression among older Black Caribbean adults living in the UK.[read the full story...]
One size doesn’t fit all: new insights into eating disorders and autism
In her debut blog, Shania Lorenz summarises a qualitative research study that looks at the experiences of women with eating disorders and autism, their parents and health professionals.[read the full story...]
What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on people with mental health problems and the services they use?
Dafni Katsampa summarises a broad review which explores the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health care and people with pre-existing mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Mental health services for medical students: are specialist university-based student mental health services the answer?
Penelope Stavrou summarises a recent study on mental health services for medical students, which evaluates a clinical student mental health service in Cambridge.[read the full story...]
Population-based approaches to improving mental health: a view from the USA
David Gunnell writes his debut elf blog on a recent review of population-based approaches to mental health. He calls for joined-up strategies across Government Departments to prevent mental illness and improve population mental health.[read the full story...]
Digital technology for better mental health services: perspectives from Australia and the USA
Maria Giorgalli summarises a recent review on the use of digital technology to improve mental health services, based on the healthcare systems of Australia and the USA.[read the full story...]
NHS England’s new framework for community mental health services
Andy Bell reviews NHS England’s recently published Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults, which sets out the changes it expects to see in community mental health services over the next five years.[read the full story...]
Life after leaving hospital: when does a duty of care end?
Sally McManus writes her debut elf blog on a recent national cohort study of multiple adverse outcomes following first discharge from psychiatric care, which finds that mental health inpatients are more likely to experience all types of adversity after leaving hospital.[read the full story...]