In their debut blog, Magenta Simmons and Ellie Brown summarise a recent review on peer support for adults with mental health challenges, and present early findings from their active ingredients review on peer support for youth anxiety and depression.[read the full story...]
Diagnostic labels: helpful or harmful?
In her debut blog, Carla Kundert explores a systematic review which looks at how diagnostic labels affect social responses to people with mental illness.[read the full story...]
Family support and parenting interventions for youth anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries #ActiveIngredientsMH
In their debut blog, Zill-e-Huma & colleagues explore a systematic review finding family interventions beneficial for child anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries.[read the full story...]
Supporting the supporters: peer support in early intervention in psychosis
In her debut blog, Natalie Kashirsky explores a qualitative study finding valuable mechanisms of peer support in early intervention in psychosis services.[read the full story...]
‘Did not attend’: what are the barriers to attending initial psychotherapy appointments?
Laurence Palfreyman explores a mixed methods systematic review, which brings together research from across the world looking at why people fail to attend their first psychotherapy appointment.[read the full story...]
School-based mental health interventions: reducing depression, anxiety and aggressive behaviour
In their debut blog, Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Lauren Cross summarise a comprehensive review from the Early Intervention Foundation on school-based mental health interventions.[read the full story...]
Mental health stigma and online social support for bipolar disorder: what can we learn from Twitter?
Charlotte Walker explores an online ethnography study that explores how Twitter users discuss mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, and in what context; focusing specifically on the areas of stigma and social support.[read the full story...]
Barriers to citizenship for people living with mental health problems
In their debut blog, Nagina Khan and Subodh Dave review a qualitative paper exploring the barriers to citizenship that people with mental health problems face.[read the full story...]
ADHD: which medications are most effective and safe?
In his debut blog, Franco De Crescenzo summarises a narrative review that finds good evidence for the short-term pharmacological treatment of ADHD.[read the full story...]
Joining the dots: how can we support all young people to seek help for their mental health problems?
In her debut blog, Vanessa Bennett looks at a systematic review which examines barriers, facilitators and interventions for help-seeking in adolescents, and describes her Emerging Minds placement on characterising peer-support via the Childline online message-boards.[read the full story...]