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: 7th February, 2020


Keeping yourself and others safe: Leadership in the age of COVID-19

Jim McManus shares hard-learned lessons on looking after yourself and others during the pandemic

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Managing your eating through a time of turmoil

Hope shares some practical tips on what can be helpful with managing an eating disorder while isolating at home

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Life in quarantine: notes from a psychiatrist

Nuwan Dissanayaka considers the impact of the pandemic on some of the most vulnerable and isolated in our communities

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Managing an anxiety disorder in the midst of coronavirus

Thea shares her reflections on managing her mental health during the pandemic

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The Government’s emergency Mental Health Act changes: what do they mean in practice?

Louis explains what changes the Coronavirus Bill will make to the care of people detained under the Mental Health Act

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What does ‘Budget 2020’ mean for mental health?

Louis unpacks the Government's spending pledges and how they could impact people with mental health difficulties

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Trusted and valued: why investing in school nurses is essential for young people’s mental health

Sallyann Sutton on the critical role of school nurses in preventing mental illness and promoting young people's wellbeing

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Podcast: Sarah Hughes

Chief Executive Sarah Hughes talks about why equality for mental health is such a critical goal for the Centre

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The NHS Funding Bill and mental health in England

Andy Bell on the new legislation, an amendment to safeguard mental health funding, and why a sole focus on the NHS could create further problems

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Beyond behaviour: tackling restrictive interventions in schools

Kadra looks at the latest evidence behind exclusion, restraint and other restrictive interventions

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Is ‘exercise labelling’ on food the answer to healthier eating?

Hope Virgo argues that proposals to add exercise labels to food disregard the complexities of obesity and could reinforce unhealthy relationships with eating

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Mental health in the new parliament: challenges and opportunities

From implementing the NHS Long Term Plan to Brexit, how will the new Conservative Government's policies affect mental health?

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