News

Achieving better mental health access by 2020 April 2017 A recent report shows what action the government is taking to provide better access to care in mental health services within the next year, including national waiting time standards for the first... Read More →
Brief Encounters April 2017 Brief Encounters is a new free guide designed to support acute general hospital staff caring for patients who are in emotional crisis on top of their physical health needs. For some patients being... Read More →
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression April 2017 Founded in 1981, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) is a not-for-profit public charity that is primarily concerned with raising funds for the purpose of... Read More →
Autism diagnosis needs to speed up March 2017 The average waiting time for an initial diagnosis of Autism is 5 years, a new survey has revealed. The results (some of which are summarised in this article) show that the diagnostic processes now... Read More →
Non-Pharmaceutical Management of Depression March 2017 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has issued a guideline for the non-pharmaceutical management of depression. It provides an assessment of, and presents the evidence base for,... Read More →
Delivering Effective Cognitive And Behavioural Therapy For People With Depression And Anxiety March 2017 This document identifies the activities associated with the delivery of high-quality cognitive and behavioural therapy and the competences required to achieve these. It describes a model of the... Read More →
What Skills Can Service Users Expect Their CBT Therapists To Have? March 2017 A leaflet has been produced for the public on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is the therapy that will be used by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme to make... Read More →
Recommendations for children subjected to sexual exploitation February 2017 The child sexual exploitation health working group report makes recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. It is designed to help... Read More →
Recognition of depression in people of different cultures February 2017 Many minority group patients who attend primary health care are depressed. To identify a depressive state when GPs see patients from other cultures than their own can be difficult because of... Read More →
Mental Illness A Forgotten Generation February 2017 At least 50,000 people with serious mental illness have been forgotten by mainstream mental health services, according to not-for-profit organisation Rethink.

This 'forgotten generation' of... Read More →

Resources

Website attempts to reduce teen suicide and depression April 2017 Attempted suicide continues to grow among teenagers and girls are at greatest risk, according to a suicide prevention...
Guideline on the Management of Attention Deficit and Hyperkinetic Disorders March 2017 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network has issued a guideline on the management of attention deficit and...
Physical Illness And Mental Health: Help Is At Hand - Booklet March 2017 Having a physical illness, and treatment for it, can affect the way we think and feel. A new booklet from the Royal College...
Psychiatric Times March 2017 Despite an increased prevalence of psychiatric conditions and a greater number of drugs available to treat them, mental...
Emergency mental health care checklist March 2017 GPs' role in planning and providing care for patients with mental health problems who access emergency care services is...
Working with Offenders with Personality Disorders February 2017 A guide for practitioners to working with offenders with personality disorders has been produced by the National Offender...
Nutrition and Dementia January 2017 A report, published by King’s College London Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care, highlights that...
Meeting needs and reducing distress January 2017 New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to clinical conditions has been launched. It is...
Rethink Mental Health Information And Support January 2017 Rethink gives practical advice and information about Mental Health issues such as

Different types of therapy and...
Mental health: priorities for change December 2016 The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a...
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