Topic: 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.

Nerves of steel? Opening up about mental illness in sport

Anastasia shares her personal perspective of how sport can be a high-risk environment for mental illness

Type: Blog

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Which way forward? Getting ‘a fair deal’ from the Government’s obesity strategy

Louis explains the Centre’s concerns about how the new proposals could affect people with mental health problems

Type: Blog

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Kidney disease and mental health

Kidney Research UK and Centre for Mental Health highlight the urgent need for improved mental health support for people with kidney disease

Type: Publication

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More than a number

Experiences of weight management among people with severe mental illness

Type: Publication

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A time to quit

Experiences of smoking cessation support among people with severe mental illness

Type: Publication

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Commissioning liaison psychiatry services

We explore the challenges faced by commissioners, and how their views compare with staff on the ground

Type: Publication

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Is ‘exercise labelling’ on food the answer to healthier eating?

Hope Virgo argues that proposals to add exercise labels to food disregard the complexities of obesity and could reinforce unhealthy relationships with eating

Type: Blog

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A new approach to complex needs

Could the NHS better support people with persistent physical symptoms of illness in primary care?

Type: Publication

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A slow emergence into something new – life after cancer

David reflects on his gradual psychological recovery from cancer

Type: Blog

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The unspoken frontier: meeting the emotional needs of people with cancer

Moira from Macmillan Cancer Support looks at what is needed to support the mental health of people facing cancer

Type: Blog

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