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Evidence-based school-based mental health programmes; the extent of their implementation worldwide

Tamsin Ford considers a literature review of the scope, scale, and dose of the world's largest school-based mental health programmes, which suggests that evidence-based programmes have reached millions of children worldwide, but mainly in high income countries. The post Evidence-based school-based mental health programmes; the extent of their implementation worldwide appeared first on National Elf Service.

Trauma-informed approaches in mental health: co-optable and corruptible?

Trauma survivors and mental health academics, Angela Sweeney and Danny Taggart take a serious look at the potential and risks for trauma-informed approaches as they are introduced into mainstream mental health systems and services. The post Trauma-informed approaches in mental health: co-optable and corruptible? appeared first on National Elf Service.

How far is evidence-informed policy-making achievable?

On the day that the new Mental Health Act Review report is published, Sonia Johnson and Bryn Lloyd-Evans reflect on the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit contribution to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act. The post How far is evidence-informed policy-making achievable? appeared first on National Elf Service.

Digital interventions for psychosis or bipolar disorder: we don’t know very much at all

Mark Brown mulls over a new systematic review on factors affecting the implementation of digital health interventions for people with psychosis or bipolar disorder, and their family and friends. The post Digital interventions for psychosis or bipolar disorder: we don’t know very much at all appeared first on National Elf Service.

Social connectedness and mental health: measures and conceptual framework

Jingyi Wang summarises a recent systematic review and narrative synthesis, which proposes a conceptual framework for social connectedness and mental health. The post Social connectedness and mental health: measures and conceptual framework appeared first on National Elf Service.

A psychological victory for the domestic violence and abuse sector: the PATH trial

Emma Yapp summarises two new studies out yesterday looking at the PATH intervention (Psychological Advocacy Towards Healing), a CBT-informed psychological intervention delivered by trained domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates in specialist services. The post A psychological victory for the domestic violence and abuse sector: the PATH trial appeared first on National Elf Service.

Youth mental health research priorities: Right People, Right Questions #YoungPeopleMHQ

Pooky Knightsmith summarises and discusses a brand new report from the McPin Foundation, which presents research priorities for children and young people’s mental health. The post Youth mental health research priorities: Right People, Right Questions #YoungPeopleMHQ appeared first on National Elf Service.

Genetics of depression: understanding risk and improving treatment

Douglas Levinson on a genome-wide meta-analysis of depression in 807,553 individuals, which identifies 102 independent variants relating to the genetics of depression. The post Genetics of depression: understanding risk and improving treatment appeared first on National Elf Service.

Do you have my back? Perceived social support, loneliness, and its impact on mental health outcomes

In the lead up to our Loneliness Mental Health Question Time on 3rd Dec 2018, Dr Michelle Lim summarises a recent systematic review on the associations between loneliness and perceived social support and outcomes of mental health problems. The post Do you have my back? Perceived social support, loneliness, and its impact on mental health outcomes appeared first on National Elf Service.

Mental health stigma in schools: helping young people access support

Lucinda Powell considers a recent systematic review of qualitative evidence on stigma related to targeted school-based mental health interventions. The review provides some interesting findings and useful strategies, given the recent UK government announcement that they are backing plans to make specialist mental health provision available in schools. The post Mental health stigma in schools: helping young people access support appeared first on National Elf Service.

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