Jon Paul Teo considers the recently published Lancet Series that brings together evidence on how racism, xenophobia and discrimination can impact on our health.[read the full story...]
Connecting with parents and carers to discuss childhood mental health: does ‘universal’ actually mean targeted?
Educational practitioner and researcher, Aleem Nisar, writes about the people and places in our communities that can help to diversify our research and ensure that mental health services reach those most in need.[read the full story...]
Tackling structural racism in suicide prevention: a conceptual framework
Kam Bhui reviews a conceptual framework developed to understand structural racism and suicide prevention for ethnoracially minoritised youth in the United States.[read the full story...]
Interventions to improve social circumstances among people with mental health conditions
Andy Bell summarises work by the Mental Health Policy and Research Unit looking at improving the social circumstances of people with mental health conditions. The study finds the most robust and compelling evidence available relates to gaining paid employment and tackling homelessness.[read the full story...]
Schizophrenia and educational attainment: mind the gap
Ian Kelleher considers a new systematic review of papers from across the world, which looks at the enduring gap in educational attainment for people with schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Contemplating compassion in mental health research: Researcher in Residence – Shuranjeet Singh
Shuranjeet Singh is our new Mental Elf Researcher in Residence. In this blog he explores the role that compassion has to play in the future of mental health research.[read the full story...]
Suicide in women: laws that discriminate against women may explain higher rates in low and middle income countries
Grace Crowley summarises a study which suggests that policy makers working to reduce women’s suicide in low- and middle-income countries should target laws discriminating against women.[read the full story...]
Researcher in Residence: Shuranjeet Singh – Introductions and Motivations
Shuranjeet Singh is our new Mental Elf Researcher in Residence. Over the coming months, he will be blogging about his PhD journey, exploring how power operates in patient and public involvement.[read the full story...]
Ethnicity and power: how can we make mental healthcare equitable for all people with psychosis?
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider the findings of a recent qualitative study which looks at the differences experienced by Black Caribbean and White British people trying to access care for psychosis.[read the full story...]
What impact does racism have on the mental health of multiracial people?
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou appraise a cross-sectional study looking at the impact that racial discrimination experienced by multiracial people can have on their mental wellbeing.[read the full story...]