Entries by Mental Health Newsfeed

, Equal access to hospital care for children with learning disabilities and their families: a mixed-methods study

Nationally, there is considerable uncertainty within hospitals and variation between hospitals in terms of the policies, systems and practices in place specifically for children with learning disability. Staff are struggling to individualise care and a…

, Investigating factors associated with loneliness in adults in England

The DCMS commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to explore factors associated with loneliness in adults in England. The research investigated: the characteristics of those at risk of loneliness; whether the risk factors for lonel…

, Mental health and loneliness: the relationship across life stages

This report presents the findings from a qualitative study exploring the experiences of loneliness among those who had experienced a mental health condition. Previous research has shown there is a link between experiences of loneliness and poor mental …

, A Year in Our Lives: An anthology, Centre for Mental Health

A Year in Our Lives was initiated by Centre for Mental Health in June 2020. We wanted to share how the dramatic impact of Covid-19 and resulting lockdowns was affecting people’s mental health, in their own words.

, Reaching inland: Reflections on the A Year in Our Lives stories about living through Covid-19, Centre for Mental Health

Reaching inland explores what we can learn from the A Year in Our Lives stories in dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic and preparing for future emergencies. It identifies how shock and fear, anger and loneliness were mixed with courage, hope and…

, Perinatal mental health services in pregnancy and the year after birth: the ESMI research programme including RCT

Background It is unclear how best to identify and treat women with mental disorders in pregnancy and the year after birth (i.e. the perinatal period). Objectives (1) To investigate how best to identify depression at antenatal booking [work package (…

, A proportionate, universal parenting programme to enhance social-emotional well-being in infants and toddlers in England: The E-SEE Steps RCT

Background Mental disorders have become a public health crisis. Early prevention is key. Parenting programmes are effective for children aged ≥ 3 years; however, there is a lack of evidence of their effectiveness for children aged ≤ 2 years. Objectiv…

, Changes to the MCA Code of Practice and implementation of the LPS

This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice and implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022

, Older adults had poorer mental health during the pandemic than previous reports suggest, National Institute for Health and Care Research

Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic was worse among the over 50s than has been reported to date. New research found older age groups showed increased depression, anxiety and loneliness in the first year of the pandemic. Their quali…

, Digital smartphone intervention to recognise and manage early warning signs in schizophrenia to prevent relapse: the EMPOWER feasibility cluster RCT

This study showed that a trial of a mobile app with peer support and clinical triage to monitor early warning signs of schizophrenia to detect and prevent relapse is feasible.