Social media peer support groups for OCD and related disorders: helpful or harmful?

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In her debut blog, Margherita Zenoni explores a mixed methods survey, which finds that social media support groups may be harmful for some people with OCD or related disorders.

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Acute day hospitals: an option for mental health crisis care?

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Dieneke Hubbeling looks at a recent qualitative study of acute day units for mental health crises, which explores the experiences of service users and staff.

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Dementia care during COVID-19: difficult choices for unpaid carers

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In her debut blog, Catherine Talbot reviews a recent qualitative study, which explores the decision-making process for receiving paid home care for people with dementia during COVID-19.

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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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What do dementia stakeholders think about Cognitive Stimulation Therapy?

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A group of students from the UCL MSc in Mental Health Studies summarise a review on dementia stakeholders’ perceptions of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.

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Place of safety in psychiatry: mental health staff perspectives

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Zuva Dengu summarises a recent mixed-methods study on mental health staff experiences of occupational wellbeing in a psychiatric place of safety service.

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The experiences of ambulance workers and paramedics implementing the Mental Health Act

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Charlotte Steel and Camilla Biggs review a qualitative study on emergency workers’ experiences of the use of section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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Asylum seekers are penalised for inconsistent narratives: what can we learn from frontline professionals?

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Lucy Purnell reviews a qualitative study which suggests that the applications of asylum seekers should not be rejected on the basis that there are inconsistencies between interviews.

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Communicating emotions and reducing harm amongst male prisoners

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Rebecca Crook reviews a recent qualitative study exploring the difficulties that male prisoners sometimes have in identifying and discussing their feelings about suicide and violence.

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