In her debut blog, Layla Mofrad summarises an umbrella review exploring the theory, barriers & enablers for patient and public involvement in health and social care research and service delivery.[read the full story...]
Money talks: stakeholder perspectives on the design of a combined money and mental health intervention
In her debut blog, Annie Irvine summarises a qualitative study which explores service user and staff views of a combined money advice and psychological therapy service within IAPT.[read the full story...]
Conversational agents for mental health apps: now with added artificial empathy
Matthew Bennion reviews two recent studies that sought to develop artificially empathic conversational agents for use in mental health.[read the full story...]
Mental health diagnosis: views and experiences of service users and clinicians
Vanessa Pinfold and Jennie Parker from the McPin Foundation explore a recent systematic review of service user, clinician, and carer perspectives on mental health diagnosis.[read the full story...]
People’s experiences of taking antidepressants
Alison Faulkner reflects on the findings of a qualitative study from New Zealand that explores users’ diverse experiences of taking antidepressants.[read the full story...]
Empowering, personalised and recovery-focused care planning and co-ordination: When will we ever learn?
Sarah Carr summarises the COCAPP mixed-methods study, which concludes that positive therapeutic relationships appear to be the most important factor in helping care planning and care coordination to be personalised and recovery-focused.
This blog also features an in-depth podcast interview with Professor Alan Simpson who led the COCAPP study, talking with Sarah Carr and André Tomlin about the research and it’s implications for mental health services.[read the full story...]
Power and powerlessness: Mental health practitioner and service user perspectives on personal budgets
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.[read the full story...]
Young people’s views on responsive social services: What makes a difference?
In her debut blog, Katherine Bishop examines a New Zealand study which asks young people at risk of harm what makes a responsive, supportive social service and finds important messages for social work practice.[read the full story...]
How do older community rehabilitation service users view disability?
Hannah Morgan discusses research looking at how the various people using community rehabilitation services view disability and service use and reflects on how disability studies needs to contribute to health and social care education.[read the full story...]
Is small really beautiful for delivering social care and support?
Jenny Fisher discusses a study on social care provision by micro-enterprises and discovers that small may well be beautiful for delivering care and support.[read the full story...]