Mental health blog
Mental health services need reform and investment across the board
The shortage of acute inpatient mental health beds has been a recurring theme in the sector for some years now, and a recent report has highlighted how this is being exacerbated by a lack of other services. It reinforces again the need for widespread reform of – and greater investment in – mental health services.
Suicides by mental health patients: deaths that don’t matter
Sanity and The City: Welcome to the Jungle
PTSD on July 7 Anniversary
Following the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings, consultant clinical psychologist Mary Robertson, who works within the London Traumatic Stress Clinic at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I), reflects on the way healthcare professionals helped people cope with trauma following the terrible attacks.
Forward planning for future peace of mind
The process of making Lasting Powers of Attorney was introduced in 2007, but crucial changes to the forms used to create the Property & Financial Affairs and the Health & Welfare LPA have recently come into effect. Here, leading legal expert Annabel Kay looks at the implications for those seeking to plan ahead in the event of their changing circumstances and mental health condition.
How can statutory services work together with third sector providers to support people in crisis and beyond?
Call for government to prioritise mental health is timely – but more funding is a must
Mental Health Awareness Week: Delivering mindfulness on the move
The importance of voting for the future of mental health services on Thursday
Dining with dignity: how to ensure patients have safe and enjoyable mealtimes
Sarah Brady, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist to Wiltshire Farm Foods. People who experience mental illness, or care for someone that does, can be faced with a range of emotional or physical challenges on a daily basis. Some of these can be obvious, but one area that receives relatively little attention is the need to ensure that the person is eating and drinking safely.