Ian Hamilton shares his thoughts on the new PHE dual diagnosis guidance: Better care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions.[read the full story...]
Rob Allison explores a recent qualitative study of dependence and resistance in community mental health care, which looks at negotiations of user participation between mental health staff and service users.[read the full story...]
Matthew Broome on a systematic review and meta-analysis of shared treatment decision-making and empowerment-related outcomes in psychosis.[read the full story...]
Diana Rose publishes her debut Mental Elf blog on a new qualitative study, which explores how contrasting and competing priorities work in mental health risk assessment and care planning.[read the full story...]
Sarah Carr summarises the COCAPP mixed-methods study, which concludes that positive therapeutic relationships appear to be the most important factor in helping care planning and care coordination to be personalised and recovery-focused.
This blog also features an in-depth podcast interview with Professor Alan Simpson who led the COCAPP study, talking with Sarah Carr and André Tomlin about the research and it’s implications for mental health services.[read the full story...]
Chris Sampson reports on a new HTA systematic review and economic evaluation of art therapy for non-psychotic mental health disorders like depression, anxiety and phobias.[read the full story...]