Telemental health: mega-blog on remote mental health care during the pandemic

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In her debut blog, Philippa Clery presents the findings of three studies from the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which explore the acceptability and efficacy of telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Is High Intensity Interval Training a HIIT for psychiatric inpatients?

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Suzy Ker and Garry Tew consider a qualitative study exploring patient, carer and staff perspectives on implementing High Intensity Interval Training for service users in inpatient mental health settings.

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Prevalence of autism and autistic traits in those who died by suicide

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Shania Lorenz examines a recent mixed-methods study, which suggests that, in England, people with autism or autistic traits have a higher risk of suicide compared to the general population.

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Waiting for the verdict: service user experiences of Mental Health Act assessment

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Elena Opie considers a qualitative study exploring the experiences of vulnerable individuals being assessed under the Mental Health Act.

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People with complex emotional needs and their views of community mental health services

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Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba summarises a co-produced qualitative interview study on service user perspectives of community mental health services for people with complex emotional needs.

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You can’t sit with us: a new conceptual model of social exclusion

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In her debut blog, Joanne Wadsworth considers a qualitative study aiming to understand how social exclusion is experienced by people and provide a definition.

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“I’m not into labels”: clinician and service user perspectives on ‘personality disorder’

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Siobhan D’Almeida explores a qualitative study of the label of personality disorder from the perspectives of people with lived experience and occupational experience.

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Minority stress and self-esteem: the thoughts of sexual minority young adults

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider a qualitative study on sexual minority youth perspectives on minority stress and factors negatively affecting self-esteem.

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The caring dyad: how patients and their informal carers experience severe mental illness and cardiometabolic disease

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Lydia Poole considers the caring dyad (the relationship experience of the patient and their informal carer) and the realities of living with cardiometabolic risk, metabolic syndrome and severe mental illness.

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Overcoming the stigma: uncovering the experiences of suicide bereavement among ethnic minorities

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Andie Ashdown summarises a qualitative study exploring ethnic minority groups’ experiences of suicide bereavement.

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