Barriers and enablers to dental care for people affected by mental health disorders

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This narrative review focuses on the barriers and enablers for patients with mental health problems in accessing dental care. Most of the published work focuses on barriers . More work and resources are needed to improve both access to care and oral health outcomes or this group of patients.

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Right People, Right Questions: new survey on young people’s mental health #youngpeopleMHQ

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Today we are announcing a major new survey that will help prioritise research questions for young people’s mental health over the coming years. The Right People, Right Questions project is about looking for your unanswered questions on young people’s mental health that can be answered by research. We want to hear from 11-25 year olds with experience of mental health issues, their parents or carers, if you work with young people, or if you have another interest in the mental health of young people.

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Home eviction and health inequalities

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Ian Cummins considers a recent systematic review on the threat of home eviction and its effects on health through the equity lens.

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Peer support for physical health improvement: recovering ‘stolen years’?

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Lucy Simons discusses whether peer support interventions can help to provide physical health improvements for people living with severe mental illness.

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Mental health support for children with learning disabilities

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In her debut blog, Christine Burke from the Mental Health Foundation considers what good mental health support should look like for children and young people with learning disabilities.

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Migrant mental health may improve with children’s educational success

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John Moriarty’s debut blog investigates a recent cross-sectional study looking at whether the mental health of migrant parents is supported by the educational achievements of their children.

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The apples and oranges of social relationships: what are we measuring and how?

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Farhana Mann presents a helpful summary of a number of different tools that have been used in the study of social relationships, as they relate to health and social service use and cardiovascular outcomes.

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By place or by case? Service reorganisation at South London and Maudsley

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Sarah McDonald explores the findings of a mixed-methods evaluation of the effects of an organisational intervention on secondary mental health care for common mental disorder.

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Social participation interventions for mental health: do they work?

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In this blog, Ian Cummins looks at a study, which seeks to examine the effectiveness of particular forms of intervention that focus on social participation for adults with mental health problems.

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What influences physical and mental health-related quality of life for LGBT older people?

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Sarah Carr explores a US study on what is associated with physical and mental health-related quality of life for older LGBT people.

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