mental health

Your health and happiness: emotional well-being for expectant and new parents

A guide to mental health for new and expectant parents. The guide was published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Health and social care reform: making it work for mental health

Report that concludes the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health’s inquiry into the impact of recent NHS reforms on mental health services. It sets out the views on the potential threats and opportunities created by the NHS reforms, and recommendations for politicians and commissioners.

Dementia Now

A free, downloadable e-journal, containing research information, web links, news stories, resources and updates to the Dementia Centre's library. Each issue tackles a different hot topic relating to dementia care.

"It takes a lot of courage": children and young people's experiences of complaints procedures in services for mental health and sexual health including those provided by GPs

Report that combines data from primary and secondary sources to produce compelling evidence about children and young people’s experiences of complaints systems, with particular reference to sexual health and mental health services, including those delivered by GPs.

The right to be heard: review of the Quality of Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services in England

Review of the quality of Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) provision across England that was commissioned by the Department of Health. A team of independent researchers including four academics and nine co-researchers with experience of using mental health services undertook the study, which lasted eighteen months from 2010. Using different methods, the experiences and viewpoints of those with experience of IMHA, advocacy services, and health and social care professionals were explored in-depth.

Outside In

Arts agency providing a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world either because of mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance.

Investing in emotional and psychological wellbeing for patients with long-term conditions

A guide to service design and productivity improvement for commissioners, clinicians and managers in primary care, secondary care and mental health.

Mental health and homelessness: planning and delivering mental health services for homeless people

Briefing that sets out the policy context around tackling homelessness and addressing the mental health needs of homeless people. It also examines what considerations need to be made when planning, designing and delivering mental health services for homeless people and highlights examples of good practice.

The association between childhood cognitive ability and adult long-term sickness absence in three British birth cohorts: a cohort study

Paper which aimed to test the relationship between childhood cognitive function and long-term sick leave in adult life and whether any relationship was mediated by educational attainment, adult social class or adult mental ill-health.

Data from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts was used. Initial study populations included all live births in 1 week in that year.