Perinatal mental health problems in fathers are common and legitimate, but we need better ways to reach and help them

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André Tomlin explores a recent qualitative study of fathers’ views and experiences of their own perinatal mental health, and also shares his own lived experience of postnatal depression and anxiety.

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How do people with psychosis use online health information, and do they tell their clinicians?

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Sarah Knowles reviews a recent qualitative study of online mental health information seeking behaviour by people with psychosis.

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Risk, relationships and moral work

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Diana Rose publishes her debut Mental Elf blog on a new qualitative study, which explores how contrasting and competing priorities work in mental health risk assessment and care planning.

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Impact of functional alterations on quality of life in Alzheimer disease

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Clarissa Giebel analyses a qualitative study of how functional alterations impact quality of life in Alzheimer disease.

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Self-harm in young people: how can we support parents and families?

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Olivia Kirtley summarises an important new qualitative study that explores the impact of self-harm in young people on their parents and families.

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Power and powerlessness: Mental health practitioner and service user perspectives on personal budgets

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Martin Stevens examines a study on mental health service user and practitioner experiences of personal budgets and finds that power and attitudes remain important factors.

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The impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities

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Jenny Fisher examines a study seeking to understand the role and the impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities.

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