Our blogs offer a longer look at some of the most pressing issues facing mental health policy and practice, written by people with lived experience and practitioners.

From time to time, we're delighted to publish blogs written by selected guest authors to generate debate and discussion on key topics. All guest blogs represent the authors’ views and are not necessarily those of the Centre.

Last updated 09/12/2018


Working together across nations for young people's mental health

Ollie from the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition shares his insights from a conference bringing together practitioners from across the four home nations

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Have mental health awareness campaigns had their day?

Campaigns have brought mental health out of the shadows. But is it time to move beyond awareness?

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The grief and trauma beyond statistics: life after baby loss

Alyx reflects on the traumatic experience of losing her baby at full-term, and the impact of specialist baby loss counselling

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A new framework for community mental health services

Andy shares a helpful summary of the new NHS model for community mental health services

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Remembering the 1 in 4

"We are your mothers, your brothers, your sisters and your sons. We are everywhere. We are the 1 in 4."

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Saving lives: why the tragic rise in suicide deaths is a reminder for continued action to prevent loss of life

Andy looks at latest data which indicates a rise in the number of people who died by suicide

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How can we be happy online?

Louise and Bernadka discuss the opportunities and challenges of technology, and how to encourage healthy online behaviour

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Mental health and travel

People with mental health difficulties deserve fair access to public transport, but current conditions in the system can make it too difficult for some to access

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Standing on their shoulders: supporting the mental health of the Stonewall generation, 50 years on

David Woodhead reflects on how we can support the mental health of older LGBT+ people

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Should mental health be taught in schools?

Teenager Alfie calls on schools to educate young people about their mental health

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We don’t need another ‘hero’: Building mentally healthy LGBT+ leaders

Jim McManus looks at the concept of 'bringing your whole self to work' and how we can apply this to supporting LGBT+ leaders

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Are we over-medicalising poverty-related distress?

Felicity Thomas argues that some everyday stresses caused by poverty are increasingly being pathologised

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