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.

Collaborative Care

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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Equally Well UK

A collaborative to support the physical health of people with a mental illness

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Physical activity & mental health: two for the price of one

Public health consultant Dr Lisa McNally writes a new guest blog for Centre for Mental Health on the value and importance of supporting physical activity among people living with mental health difficulties.

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Co-morbidities: physical health and mental health problems together

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”

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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Helping patients with complex needs

Supporting GPs to offer help to patients with more complex physical and mental health needs.

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Liaison psychiatry

Psychiatric liaison services provide mental health care to people being treated for physical health conditions in general hospitals.

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Outcomes and performance in liaison psychiatry

Psychiatric service models that seek to bring its benefits to the people in our acute care hospitals and medical and surgical care pathways have struggled to defend their value for the want of adequate measures of outcome.

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Managing patients with complex needs

Improving mental health care for people with complex needs can reduce pressures on GPs and hospitals as well as dramatically improving people’s lives.

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Parity of esteem: a briefing note

Parity of esteem is the principle by which mental health must be given equal priority to physical health. This briefing note gives an overview of the situation and the impacts.

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