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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Kidney Research UK and Centre for Mental Health highlight the urgent need for improved mental health support for people with kidney disease
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Experiences of weight management among people with severe mental illness
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Experiences of smoking cessation support among people with severe mental illness
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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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Hope Virgo argues that proposals to add exercise labels to food disregard the complexities of obesity and could reinforce unhealthy relationships with eating
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Could the NHS better support people with persistent physical symptoms of illness in primary care?
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Moira from Macmillan Cancer Support looks at what is needed to support the mental health of people facing cancer
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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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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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