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.

A collaborative to support the physical health of people with a mental illness
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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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Psychiatric liaison services provide mental health care to people being treated for physical health conditions in general hospitals.
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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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Our collaboration working towards equal physical health for people with a severe mental illness has appointed a new Clinical Group Chair
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Marsha McAdam on the surreal way the pandemic is validating the previous fears she experienced with Borderline Personality Disorder
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How could Integrated Care systems bring about significant and lasting improvement for people’s mental health?
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