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13 March 2013

What the Francis report means for mental healthcare

Originally posted in the HSJ blog Leadership in Mental Health, 6 February, 2013 The Francis report today set out some 290 recommendations to protect NHS patients from neglect and poor care. The report’s recommendations reach across the health services, from the accountability of individual professionals for their own conduct to the roles of the national

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21 November 2012

The Schizophrenia Commission report sets out a radical, positive agenda to change mental health services

The recent Schizophrenia Commission report, The Abandoned Illness, has shone a strong light on the way we as a society respond to people with psychosis.

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9 July 2012

Mental illness in prison is a crime

Last Thursday, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary Rt. Hon Sadiq Khan MP delivered a speech on mental health in the criminal justice system at our event.

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9 May 2012

What is this thing we call peer support?

Gene Johnson, CEO and President of Recovery Innovations in Arizona, discusses the role of peer worker and the success of the projects he’s led.

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30 April 2012

We need a holistic approach to mental ill-health and homelessness

Poor mental health is widely recognised as both a cause and a consequence of homelessness.

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7 March 2012

Improving comorbity care is a key challenge for mental health

Long-term physical illnesses affect 30% of the population of England, or some 15 million people. Mental health conditions affect about 10 million of us.

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28 December 2011

Safe and secure housing is critical to the wellbeing of mental health patients

Having somewhere safe and secure to live is one of the basic requirements of human life.

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8 August 2011

Learning lessons in mental health care from around the world

Earlier in July, the journal Nature published a worldwide “call for urgent action” in research into mental health.

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