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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Jill Manthorpe discusses a case study on how the emotional and moral labour of care workers operates in residential settings.[read the full story...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Martin Webber looks at a rare social work randomised controlled trial (RCT) on relationship training for practitioners working with children and families and finds that even findings from a study using ‘gold standard’ research methodology have to be carefully examined for reliability.[read the full story...]