Mental Elf Researcher in Residence, Shuranjeet Singh, shares his experiences of power and exploitation in mental health research, and presents restorative reciprocity as a framework for confronting and responding to these historic and ongoing issues.[read the full story...]
The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health #IPVmentalhealth
Rachel Milligan summarises the recently published Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health, which establishes a roadmap for strengthening responses across mental health services, research, and policy.[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...]
How do sexual assault services identify and treat mental health and substance misuse problems?
Anjuli Kaul explores a recent systematic review on the identification and treatment of mental health and substance misuse problems in sexual assault services.[read the full story...]
Involving consumers and survivors in mental health policy making
Andrew Shepherd explores a paper that makes him ask: Does the language and implementation of evidence based practice essentially risk excluding different voices from mental heath policy making?[read the full story...]
Trauma-informed approaches in mental health: co-optable and corruptible?
Trauma survivors and mental health academics, Angela Sweeney and Danny Taggart take a serious look at the potential and risks for trauma-informed approaches as they are introduced into mainstream mental health systems and services.[read the full story...]
“Where I End And You Begin”: A personal commentary on Russo’s ‘Through the eyes of the observed’ #PsychDrugDebate
Sarah Carr shares her own experiences of psychiatric medication and provides a critical reading of Jasna Russo’s new #PsychDrugDebate paper: ‘Through the eyes of the observed: re-directing the research on psychiatric drugs’.[read the full story...]
How should we redirect research on psychiatric drugs? #PsychDrugDebate
Alison Faulkner dissects the new McPin Foundation Talking Point Paper by Jasna Russo entitled: Through the eyes of the observed: re-directing research on psychiatric drugs.
Follow #PsychDrugDebate today on Twitter for further discussion about this vital issue.[read the full story...]
Do we need a Truth and Reconciliation process in psychiatry?
Sarah Carr and Danny Taggart explore the case for truth and reconciliation in psychiatry and mental health services. It’s a really thought-provoking blog that all mental health service users, survivors, refusers and professionals should read.[read the full story...]
What happened to you? Trauma informed approaches to mental health care
Sarah Carr explores a narrative review of trauma informed approaches to mental health care, which aims to provide a definition and plan for future development.[read the full story...]