Older people who self-harm: the added complication of comorbidities


In her debut blog, Pooja Saini summarises a recent qualitative study that explored access to care for older adults who self-harm. The blog contains some excellent recommendations for primary care professionals and policy-makers.

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Exploring the mental health charity sector evidence system


A guest post from Caroline Fiennes, Director of Giving Evidence, who has today published a new report that explores in the ways in which UK mental health charities use evidence in the development of their services.

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Commissioning not yet reached potential in improving outcomes and efficiencies in mental health, says new report


This new paper shares findings from small-scale research into the perceptions and experiences of third sector organisations in NHS and local authority-led commissioning of mental health services. The role of the third sector is of particular interest, given current policy directions towards greater integration, parity of esteem, personal health budgets, community mobilisation and cross sector working. The report notes [read the full story…]