'Nobody in hospital picked up on the fact that I am an addict and will keep coming back - why?'15 August 2019
How grant-funding 'zine therapy' is reducing suicidality for two in three children08 August 2019
Children are admitted to CAMHS if they are considered at high risk of suicide or self-harm, but a programme in Liverpool has demonstrated how a particular form of art therapy rapidly reduced suicidal thoughts and accelerated discharges. The average cost of CAMHS admission is £61,000 and yet the community interest company Comics Youth CIC has saved almost 300 lives in four years at a cost of £375 per person.
Podcast interview: How to raise therapeutic standards in co-designed mental health services07 August 2019
Do we need to redefine what we mean by the term ‘antidepressant’?07 August 2019
Last week a UK documentary made headlines through discussing whether young people have become over-medicalised in pursuit of good mental health. Abi Crossland-Otter, a trainee counsellor currently working as a support worker on a mental health ward, argues that the communities people are exposed to in hospital offer more therapeutic value than the drugs administered.
Is Boris Johnson correct to claim work is cost-effective therapy for preventing mental illness?29 July 2019
Boris Johnson claimed during campaigning to become Prime Minister that work is both cost-effective and therapeutic for mental health. Is he right? Mental Health Knowledge profiles the costs and outcomes recorded by Possability People's 'Community Employment Service'. The Brighton-based charity supports people with mental health conditions back into work.