Restorative reciprocity in mental health research: Researcher in Residence – Shuranjeet Singh

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Mental Elf Researcher in Residence, Shuranjeet Singh, shares his experiences of power and exploitation in mental health research, and presents restorative reciprocity as a framework for confronting and responding to these historic and ongoing issues.

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Contemplating compassion in mental health research: Researcher in Residence – Shuranjeet Singh

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Shuranjeet Singh is our new Mental Elf Researcher in Residence. In this blog he explores the role that compassion has to play in the future of mental health research.

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‘Mixed Emotions’: unpacking the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research

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In her debut blog, Siobhan D’Almeida summarises a qualitative exploration of the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research.

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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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Trauma-informed care in mental health: why we need it and what it should look like

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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.

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Young People’s Advisory Groups (YPAGs): how do they work and what impact do they have?

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Lindsay Dewa reports on a recent scoping review of Young People’s Advisory Groups in health research, which finds that the voices of young people are still not being meaningfully included in youth health research.

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Joining the dots: how can we support all young people to seek help for their mental health problems?

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In her debut blog, Vanessa Bennett looks at a systematic review which examines barriers, facilitators and interventions for help-seeking in adolescents, and describes her Emerging Minds placement on characterising peer-support via the Childline online message-boards.

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Can therapy dogs lead more people into research?

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Georgie Parker summarises a qualitative study which finds that therapy dogs may help to improve research engagement in “hard to reach” populations.

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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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‘The Expert’ and ‘The Patient’: analysing Parliamentary debates on the 2007 Mental Health Act

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Alison Faulkner writes about a discourse analysis of the House of Commons’ debates regarding the 2007 Mental Health Act, which is very relevant to the current White Paper consultation on the Reform of the Mental Health Act.

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