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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
Sarah Carr explores a US study on what is associated with physical and mental health-related quality of life for older LGBT people.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin presents his 6 top tips for engaging with research evidence, taken from his #NPNR15 talk at the 21st International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference taking place in Manchester on 17-18 September 2015.[read the full story...]
Mental health problems are common in the population of people with learning disabilities. Previous research has also found a strong association between social deprivation and mental health problems.
Here, Leen Vereenooghe looks at a study, which sets out to look at what impact living in deprived areas might have on people with learning disabilities accessing community psychiatric services.[read the full story...]
The mental health needs of people with learning disabilities may be overlooked.
In this blog, Paula Hopes looks at review of literature, which sets out to discover how prepared mental health nurses are to respond to these needs.[read the full story...]
There is a growing evidence base that with the right modifications, people with learning disabilities can benefit from cognitive behavioural approaches to treating depression.
Here, Rose Tomlins looks at a study which looked at the impact of cognitive, behavioural or joint strategies.[read the full story...]
People with learning disabilities who have complex and challenging needs may find themselves placed in specialist services, sometimes distant from family and local support networks, often at high cost to the commissioners.
Here Ruth Northway looks at the findings of a survey of commissioning teams in south east England reporting on the nature and costs of such placements.[read the full story...]