Physical health problems and long-term conditions make mental health problems worse, and vice versa. We're finding ways to fix this by researching how these complex needs can be met together including setting up liaison psychiatry teams and integrating therapy with GP services.
The cost to the health system and to wider society of mental health problems among people with physical illnesses is considerable.Read more
Parity of esteem is the principle by which mental health must be given equal priority to physical health. There are however many areas where parity of esteem has not yet been realised.Read more
Supporting GPs to offer help to patients with more complex physical and mental health needs.Read more
Psychiatric liaison services provide mental health care to people being treated for physical health conditions in general hospitals.Read more