Blog tagged as: Mental health

Helen Gilburt
1 June 2017 | Comments: 1

Helen Gilburt explores the prominence of mental health in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos.

18 May 2017 | Comments: 1

Alongside the launch of our report on mental health and new models of care, Chris Naylor explores some of the benefits of investing in mental health.

Mandip Kaur
16 March 2017 | Comments: 1

What are the organisational development challenges in establishing a new service model? Mandip Kaur reflects on her experience at Forward Thinking Birmingham, an innovative mental health partnership.

Shilpa Ross
30 January 2017 | Comments: 1

Quality improvement requires commitment, resources and strong leadership to deliver sustainable results. Shilpa Ross looks at what we can learn from mental health organisations.

16 December 2016 | Comments: 2

Chris Naylor looks at whether mental health is being considered carefully enough in the development of sustainability and transformation plans.

Helen Gilburt
14 October 2016 | Comments: 12

New data shows that mandated increases in investment have failed to materialise on the front line of mental health care. Helen Gilburt considers what this means and the implications for future improvements.

Guest blog
9 March 2016 | Comments: 5

In a guest blog to coincide with the launch of our report on integrating physical and mental health care, Tessa Jelen writes about the importance of information and support – for both physical and mental wellbeing – for people diagnosed with a long-term condition.

17 February 2016 | Comments: 5

Chris Naylor considers the recommendations of the independent Mental Health Taskforce and asks how they will be put into practice.

Helen Gilburt
12 November 2015 | Comments: 2

Helen Gilburt asks is it time for an honest conversation about the impact of cost-saving measures on the quality of care in mental health services?

Preety Das
5 November 2015 | Comments: 7

Young people, and their families, are extremely able to express what they need – and have done so clearly. It is now imperative that providers and commissioners work together to meet those needs, building on the momentum of Future in mind.

15 May 2015 | Comments: 8
There is a long way to go before mental health achieves ‘parity of esteem’ with physical health, and the voluntary and community sector is key to helping address this challenge.
24 October 2014 | Comments: 5

How long is it reasonable to wait for treatment of depression after being referred by a GP? The results from the 2013 British Social Attitudes Survey are revealing and suggest that public expectations exceed current policy ambitions.

Helen Gilburt
25 September 2014 | Comments: 7
There is a growing disquiet around mental health. Across the board people are calling for change, but what exactly is it that needs to be done and how can we bring about the ‘parity of esteem’ that we all seek?
24 April 2014 | Comments: 1
Here’s a puzzle for you. You have a population of one million people, three psychiatrists, and no mental health nurses. How do you go about delivering mental health care?
Dominic Stenning
24 April 2014 | Comments: 4
Dominic Stenning is a member of the experts by experience group for the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. He spoke at the launch of the interim report, giving a frank and compelling patient perspective on the health, mental health and social care system.
Helen Gilburt
13 February 2014 | Comments: 2
The focus on delivering improvements in mental health care is currently dominated by how funding is allocated. But in the midst of the debate, little thought has been given to who should receive this money, and importantly how this could lead to reforming the system.
Helen Gilburt
30 October 2013 | Comments: 8
The poor health outcomes of people with co-existing mental and physical conditions represent one of the greatest inequalities in health. What needs to happen to change this?
5 September 2012 | Comments: 5
Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs.
20 June 2012 | Comments: 13
Chris Naylor asks what role CCGs can play to stop people with mental health losing out in the NHS.
9 February 2012 | Comments: 3
As policy-makers focus on how integrated care can become a reality in the UK, integration of mental and physical health care should be a key part of the debate.