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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Nuwan Dissanayaka reflects on the impact of patients passing away, the inequalities which can tragically cause them, and the truths that bring him solace
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Sharon shares how the One Million Steps challenge is helping her on the journey to recovery from an illness that left her unable to walk
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Heather Baumohl-Johnson looks at the impact of arthritis on one's mental health, and the tools available to fight isolation and expand life again
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Anastasia shares her personal perspective of how sport can be a high-risk environment for mental illness
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