This guide is about commissioning services for people with acute mental health needs. It explains the purpose, characteristics and components of acute care so that commissioners can commission good quality services that are therapeutic, safe and support recovery. Read more »
This report, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, sets out a definition and vision for how to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health in practice. Read more »
The Government has set out actions to improve mental health and wellbeing, the largest cause of disability in the UK which is closely connected with other problems, including poor physical health, education and work prospects. Read more »
These model outcome specifications will support commissioners in their negotiations with providers and/or other departments within Clinical Commissioning Group’s and Local Authorities. Read more »
This research reviewed evidence that computerized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for the anxiety and depressive disorders is acceptable to patients and effective in the short and longer term. Read more »
This meta-analytic review was conducted to determine the extent to which social relationships influence risk for mortality, which aspects of social relationships are most highly predictive, and which factors may moderate the risk.
This research examines whether and how oxytocin influences responses to stress in humans and will consider effects in relation to those of social support.
Research into telomerase as a novel and important mediator of the effects of psychological stress on physical health and disease.
Psychological stress and trauma are risk factors for several medical and psychiatric illnesses. Recent studies have implicated advanced cellular ageing as a potential mechanism of this association. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of childhood adversity on genetic… Read more »
Research into the relationship between genetic markers and several medical and psychiatric illnesses.