Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics – University of Derby, King’s College London and Student Minds

To understand more about how academics are managing student mental health, this project interviewed 52 academics at five universities. Participants reported large numbers of students experiencing mental health difficulties. A number of the academics interviewed described experiences of student mental illness that

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population. This report calls on universities to make the issue a strategic

Visual arts, mental health and wellbeing: evidence review – What Works Wellbeing

This systematic review looks at the subjective wellbeing outcomes of engaging with (taking part in, performing, viewing) visual arts for ‘working-age’ adults (15-64 years) with diagnosed mental health conditions? It also examines the evidence on which processes have an impact

Transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation into the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services. A combined community and mental health Trust reported the case of an 18-year-old man who died by suicide shortly after

Provision of mental health care to adults in the emergency department – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation of a woman experiencing a mental health crisis who, having presented to her general practitioner, ambulance service and the emergency department of her local hospital, subsequently took her own life. A preliminary investigation reviewed

Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners: (SCIE Highlights No 3) – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Bulletin from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that identifies that loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness

Collaborative Care: An Exploration into Core Tenets, Fidelity, and Policy – Centre for Mental Health

Report from the Mental Health Foundation that identifies that nearly half of all people with a diagnosable mental health problem also have a long-term physical condition such as diabetes, asthma or coronary heart disease.  It calls for the development of

Mental Health Act: the rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England – Care Quality Commission

Between 2005/06 and 2015/16, the reported number of uses of the Mental Health Act (MHA) increased by 40%. It is well established that people from Black and minority ethnic groups are much more likely to be detained than those in

‘What would life be – without a sing or dance, what are we?’: a report from the Commission on Dementia and Music – International Longevity Centre

This report examines the existing landscape and future potential of using therapeutic music with people with dementia, which forms one of the most pressing health concerns of our time. Adopting a holistic approach, this report is unique in providing an

Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences: Report 1: Mental illness – Public Health Wales

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship. Factors that support resilience include personal skills, positive relationships, community support and cultural connections. The Welsh Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Resilience Survey asked adults about a range of such resilience resources as children and

Greater Manchester: Working Well Early impact assessment (Research Report No 946) – Learning and Work Institute

This report is an early stage review of the impact of a local, integrated approach to support for long-term unemployed ESA claimants.  It aims to identify whether a locally designed and delivered approach to employment support, complemented by integrated local services,

While your back was turned: How mental health policymakers stopped paying attention to the specific needs of women and girls – The Mental Health Foundation

Report from the Mental Health Foundation that identifies the mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. In last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in

Life in ‘likes’: Children’s Commissioner report into social media use among 8-12 year olds – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds examines the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing. ‘Life in Likes’ fills a gap in research showing how younger children use platforms which social

Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis: Clinical guideline [CG128] – NICE

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them. In

Children and young people’s mental health – policy, services, funding and education: (Briefing Paper Number 07196) – House of Commons Library

Mental health problems which begin in childhood and adolescence can have a range of negative impacts on individuals and families, which can continue into adult life unless properly treated. The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood, with 50 per cent

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Modelling the need for mental health beds – Healthcare Financial Management Association

Revised case study many trusts are exploring options for moving care into the community. This case study demonstrates how one mental health has achieved this, and as a result improved patient care and reduced costs.

Innovation in housing, care and support : (Briefing Issue 299) – NHS Confederation Mental Health Network

NHS Confederation briefing calling for closer working between the housing sector and health organisations.  Critically it finds that: The housing sector has potential to deliver improved outcomes and financial savings through partnership working with providers of NHS services, clinical commissioning groups and local government.

Combatting loneliness one conversation at a time: A call to action – Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

Report on loneliness calling for development of a national strategy with a ministerial lead, measurable outcomes, annual reporting and a knowledgebase of what works in combatting loneliness.  This report seeks to be a catalyst for innovation and action across government,

Mental health in prisons: Eighth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Report that finds people in prison are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than those in the community. Yet prisoners are less able to manage their mental health conditions because most aspects of their day-to-day life are controlled by the

A brief guide to Section 136 for Emergency Departments – Royal College of Emergency Medicine

This guide outlines the process to be followed when police bring a person to the Emergency Department under a section136 of the Mental Health Act and the responsibilities of the different agencies caring for the person.  It notes the main change detailed