Do we need a Truth and Reconciliation process in psychiatry?

5588599088_ee7f0852d0_b

Sarah Carr and Danny Taggart explore the case for truth and reconciliation in psychiatry and mental health services. It’s a really thought-provoking blog that all mental health service users, survivors, refusers and professionals should read.

[read the full story...]

The Two Pots? Experiences of peer workers within mental health services

two-pots

Sarah Carr examines a literature review on peer workers’ perceptions and experiences to the implementation of peer worker roles in mental health services, and finds some familiar themes.

[read the full story...]

Risk, relationships and moral work

photo-1463453091185-61582044d556

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.

[read the full story...]

Should mental health service user-led organisations adapt to management culture to bring about meaningful change?

14496866427_8a13e9ab3e_k

Lucy Simons considers the findings of an ethnographic study led by Diana Rose that observed in-depth how service user-led organisations work to change mental health services.

[read the full story...]

What do you want from your psychiatric medication?

4741451457_6344b99835_b

John Baker presents a systematic review of preferences for medication-associated outcomes in mental disorders, which concludes that we just don’t know what value mental health service users place on the different outcomes that come from taking psychiatric medication.

[read the full story...]

Service user involvement in mental health care planning

5623557482_2696958b75_b

Alison Faulkner writes her debut Mental Elf blog about a new qualitative study, which explores how meaningful service user involvement can be integrated into the mental health care planning process.

[read the full story...]

Reflections on Reimagining Social Care

373795132_1c1f365065

Sarah Carr takes a look at a new report from Research in Practice for Adults which uses evidence to reimagine social care.

[read the full story...]

Mental health research: let us reason together #RCTdebate

5947344481_950bf7ec16_b

Amy Price and Douglas Badenoch respond to the McPin Foundation talking point paper written by Alison Faulkner entitled ‘Randomised controlled trials: The straitjacket of mental health research?’

[read the full story...]