Physical & mental health

Physical health problems and long-term conditions make mental health problems worse, and vice versa. We're finding ways to fix this by researching how these complex needs can be met together including setting up liaison psychiatry teams and integrating therapy with GP services.

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We look at services meeting the needs of people who previously got little or no effective help for their mental or physical health from the NHS
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How could Integrated Care systems bring about significant and lasting improvement for people’s mental health?
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We explore the challenges faced by commissioners, and how their views compare with staff on the ground
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Priorities for the Government’s green paper on health prevention
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Can football improve the physical and mental health of someone living with mental health difficulties?
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The coexistence of mental and physical health problems requires a whole-person approach to intervention. The best evidence points to the Collaborative Care model.
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A collaborative to support the physical health of people with a mental illness
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Over a million people in the UK live with the consequences of traumatic brain injury, at a cost to the economy of around £15 billion a year.
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The cost to the health system and to wider society of mental health problems among people with physical illnesses is considerable.
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Parity of esteem is the principle by which mental health must be given equal priority to physical health. There are however many areas where parity of esteem has not yet been realised.
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