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.


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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Mental health and older people – time to make some noise

Toby Williamson looks at the 'little Cinderella' of mental health

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Speak up: My experience of mental health nursing

Chief Executive Sarah Hughes wrote for #MHNursingFuture about the impact of a mental health nurse on her recovery from postnatal depression

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What would a long term funding settlement for the NHS mean for mental health?

Andy Bell considers some of the areas reinvestment is most needed to put right the historic bias against mental health

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A touch on the arm: returning to work after mental health problems

David shares his experience and advice for how to support a colleague returning to work

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Alcohol and mental health: a common but forgotten co-morbidity

Lucy from the Institute of Alcohol Studies explains our latest work on the interplay between alcohol and mental health

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What happened to you? How health & care can become trauma informed

Liz Durrant on the need for a ‘trauma revolution’

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Housing First: helping people experiencing poor mental health to find stability

Jo Prestidge from Homeless Link blogs on the increasingly popular social innovation

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