In her debut blog, Ava Phillips summarises a paper that finds both people living in homeless hostels, and staff working there, feel marginalised and struggle to access the health and social care they need.[read the full story...]
Mental health interventions for healthcare staff in infectious disease outbreaks
In her debut blog, Bryony Porter summarises a systematic review exploring interventions to address mental health issues in healthcare workers during infectious disease outbreaks.[read the full story...]
Can we teach schools how to improve care for young people who self-harm? #CAMHScampfire
Douglas Badenoch appraises and summarises a recent systematic review of experimental studies, which looks at whether school staff training can improve responses to pupils who self-harm.
Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Monday 26th April for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.[read the full story...]
Coercion in psychiatry: do interventions to reduce coercive practice work?
John Baker reviews a recent umbrella review of randomised controlled trials on the efficacy of interventions to reduce coercion in mental health services.[read the full story...]
Policing and mental health: what do police officers think?
Ian Cummins explores a qualitative study which finds that police officers are ambiguous about their involvement in mental health emergencies.[read the full story...]
Assessing digital risk: a mixed-methods study assessing psychiatry trainee’s experiences, views and understanding
Georgie Parker reviews a mixed-methods study exploring psychiatry trainees understanding, experience of and competence assessing and managing digital risk.[read the full story...]
Autism and eating disorders: is it time to give the PEACE pathway a chance?
Rachel Symons explores a new paper about the PEACE pathway (Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience), which hopes to increase understanding and improve care for patients with a dual diagnosis of autism and eating disorders.[read the full story...]
GP management of self-harm: low confidence and need for further training
In her debut blog, Laura Culshaw summarises a recent systematic review exploring the attitudes, knowledge and behaviours of GPs in managing self-harm in primary care.[read the full story...]
MARQUE training to reduce agitation in dementia in care homes
A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise an RCT on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the MARQUE intervention (Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life) for agitation in people with dementia in care homes.[read the full story...]
Autism and psychiatrists: experience, knowledge and attitudes revealed in new survey
Eloise Stark looks at a recent online survey which seeks to understand psychiatrists’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences in identifying and supporting their patients on the autism spectrum.[read the full story...]