How the culture around men’s mental health affects new fathers
Attitudes to and awareness of postnatal depression in men don't exist in a void, instead it is part of a culture that dissuades and discourages open dialogue about emotions, mental health and struggles. In this interview, we speak to Ben, who as a first time father experienced the alienating affects of PND in men.
It’s just Emotion: what is Emotional Schema Therapy?
What is Emotional Schema Therapy (EST) and how does it differ from CBT? In this interview with Robert Leahy, the Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Michael O'Sullivan explores the key differences between the two therapies and how EST's engagement with feelings can be applied to every day life.
How might attachment theory inform practice and risk assessments?
Early relationships with carers are so vital in shaping who we are and how we relate to others. What if the framework of attachment theory could inform how we risk assess and safeguard children? In preparation for a CareKnowledge webinar on the learning from a report included in the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel 2021, we explore how vital this theory could be to professionals.
What mental health professionals need to know about mental health and Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson's disease is conventionally characterised by its motor symptoms in the form of resting tremors and rigidity. However, over the years, it has been increasingly recognised that motor symptoms are just the tip of the iceberg of its varied manifestations. In this article, Mental Health Today examines the interplay and intertwining of the neurological, psychiatric, and psychological symptoms that typify the experience of this condition. As well as exploring what evidence-based therapeutic interventions mental health professionals can provide to a client with Parkinson's.