Mental health diagnosis: views and experiences of service users and clinicians

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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.

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Man Up: using social media to tackle male suicide

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Jonny Benjamin blogs about a recent evaluation of the Australian Man Up multimedia campaign, which aimed to influence the online conversation about masculinity and suicide.

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Pets are mostly good for our mental health

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Kirsten Lawson considers the findings of a recent narrative review and synthesis, which looks at the power of support from pets and companion animals for people living with mental health problems.

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A hierarchy of stigma based on mental health diagnosis?

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Laura Hemming explores a recent qualitative study of the experiences of stigma felt by people with mental health problems who were recruited through a local mental health charity.

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Community singing helps mental health recovery

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As we prepare for our choral music #MentalHealthJukebox on Saturday 27th January, Liesbeth Tip explores a qualitative evaluation of a Norfolk-based community singing project (Sing Your Heart Out) aimed at people with mental health conditions and the general public.

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Opiate substitution therapy: supervised-consumption vs take-home doses

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Vicky Carlisle publishes her debut elf blog on a Cochrane review of supervised dosing with long-acting opioid medication in the management of opioid dependence.

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Workplace mental health training works, but do you have the confidence to act?

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Chris O’Sullivan reports on a recent cluster randomised controlled trial of workplace mental health training for managers and its effect on sick leave in employees.

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Has Time to Change made it time to talk?

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Aileen O’Brien publishes her debut blog on a recent study that explored the relationship between anti-stigma programme awareness, disclosure comfort and intended help-seeking regarding a mental health problem.

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Quality of general hospital care through the liaison psychiatry lens?

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Kirsten Lawson explores a recent study of liaison psychiatry professionals’ views of general hospital care for patients with mental illness.

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Mental health stigma and pathways to care in psychosis

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Raphael Underwood on a recent systematic review of mental health-related stigma and pathways to care for people at risk of psychotic disorders or experiencing first-episode psychosis.

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