Power to the people: practitioners, patients and power

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Rob Allison explores a recent qualitative study of dependence and resistance in community mental health care, which looks at negotiations of user participation between mental health staff and service users.

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Preventing postnatal depression: let’s ask service users and service providers!

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Belinda Platt publishes her debut blog on a recent qualitative systematic review about the perceptions and experiences of interventions aimed at preventing postnatal depression.

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One psychosis fits all? What do families and clients say about caregiver interventions?

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Laoise Renwick writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review of barriers and facilitators to implementing family support and education in early psychosis intervention programmes.

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Ethics of social media research: from Big Brother to rainbow unicorns

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This jointly authored blog is written by André Tomlin and the people who attended a PenCLAHRC blogging workshop in Exeter yesterday. As a group they consider the findings of a qualitative systematic review of attitudes toward the ethics of research using social media.

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Quality of general hospital care through the liaison psychiatry lens?

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Kirsten Lawson explores a recent study of liaison psychiatry professionals’ views of general hospital care for patients with mental illness.

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Person-centred care in CAMHS: how can we make it happen? #SoWhatSeminars #WeMHNs

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André Tomlin summarises a recent systematic review of facilitators and barriers to person-centred care in child and young people mental health services.

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The role of pets in supporting people living with mental distress

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Alison Faulkner (and her cats) delight in a recent qualitative study looking at the impact pets can have on the everyday lives of people diagnosed with a long-term mental health condition.

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How do young adults with diabetes or mental health problems engage with online health information?

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Sarah Knowles explores a qualitative study of young adults’ perspectives on producing and consuming user-generated content about diabetes and mental health.

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Recovery review highlights rhetoric-evidence gap: does that CHIME with you?

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Simon Bradsheet publishes his debut elf blog on a recent review of mental health recovery, which provides a useful wake-up call to recovery enthusiasts and researchers to more fully take account of a broader set of experiences when justifying the application of recovery values.

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iCBT for depression: how does it work?

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Mark Smith presents the findings from a qualitative systematic review of iCBT for depression, which tries to unearth the mechanisms of change of internet-based or computerised cognitive behavioural therapy.

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