In her debut blog, Delia Ciobotaru explores a network meta-analysis which finds that psychological treatments are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms experienced by people with complex trauma.[read the full story...]
EQUIPment testing: evaluating a co-delivered care planning training programme
Sarah Carr treats us to a bumper blog of EQUIP studies. Think: care planning, coproduction, service user involvement and training. She doesn’t blog for us very often these days, but when she does it’s a corker![read the full story...]
Zero Suicide Alliance: free suicide prevention training for all #ZSALaunch
Today we’re in London for the launch of the Zero Suicide Alliance: a new collaborative committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. You can follow the discussion #BeyondTheRoom. We’ll be live tweeting and podcasting from 4pm.
Also, don’t miss the new FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.[read the full story...]
Psychosocial interventions for negative symptoms in psychosis
Rachel Upthegrove reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological and psychosocial interventions for negative symptoms in psychosis.
This is the third in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
It’s good to talk: training psychiatrists to improve communication with patients
John Baker evaluates the recent TEMPO cluster RCT, which explores training to enhance psychiatrist communication with patients who live with psychosis.[read the full story...]
Exploring the mental health charity sector evidence system
A guest post from Caroline Fiennes, Director of Giving Evidence, who has today published a new report that explores in the ways in which UK mental health charities use evidence in the development of their services.[read the full story...]
The moral and emotional labour of care workers in residential homes
Jill Manthorpe discusses a case study on how the emotional and moral labour of care workers operates in residential settings.[read the full story...]
Steps towards employment for disabled people: What works?
In this blog, Gerry Bennison offers an analysis of and perspectives on a study of employment programmes for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Mental Health First Aid improves knowledge, reduces stigma and makes people more likely to offer support
Sarah Knowles summarises a recent meta-analysis of Mental Health First Aid, which claims to be the first study to quantitatively synthesise the evidence in this field.[read the full story...]
'Knowledge is the power to do good'
Following the publication of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Social Workers in Adult Services yesterday, the special blog asks how the Social Care Elf can help social workers with their knowledge, skills and continuing professional development.[read the full story...]