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


Why the messages in ‘Filling the Chasm’ need to be heard right now

Lucy Marks highlights the importance of treating primary mental health care as a team sport

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Best time of your life? Managing mental health at university

Thea looks back on her experience of university whilst navigating recovery

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What next? Delivering fundamental reform for the Mental Health Act

Andy emphasises the need for legislation change and concerted action to bring about fundamental reforms

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Why disinvesting in mental health rehabilitation services is a false economy

Rajesh argues that the NHS Long Term Plan must address neglected rehabilitation services and a rise in out of area placements

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Resetting the rules for primary care and mental health

Dr Paul Turner highlights a fundamental need to challenge prevailing assumptions in mental health care

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The children’s mental health survey and its implications

Lorraine takes a longer look at yesterday's children's prevalence survey and its key findings

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The unspoken frontier: meeting the emotional needs of people with cancer

Moira from Macmillan Cancer Support looks at what is needed to support the mental health of people facing cancer

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Children’s mental health services: the data behind the headlines

Andy takes a look at latest data on waiting times, service provision and funding

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Anxiety, loneliness and Fear of Missing Out: The impact of social media on young people’s mental health

Rhys shares his view on the impact of social media on mental health

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Tele-therapy and veterans’ mental health: The future of service provision?

Harry Palmer takes a closer look at new findings from Combat Stress funded by the Mental Health Research Programme

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Disadvantage and inequality: it’s time to stop ignoring “difficult” mental health challenges

New trustee André Tomlin explains why he's joining our mission to make mental health equality a reality

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