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Mental Health Resource Centre

Mental Health Resource Centre

The Mental Health Resource Centre brings together the latest news and clinical articles on mental health, including recognising and treating conditions such as depression, tackling self-harm and suicide and postnatal depression.

Despite general attitudes towards mental health and illness gradually changing, professionals in this field still face considerable difficulties in persuading agencies for adequate funding and recognition for the difficult and complex work they undertake with some of the most vulnerable members of society.

Latest mental health news

05.05.17: Acne vulgaris (meaning ‘common’ in Latin) is often viewed as a rite of passage for teenagers and as such is often ignored by patients, parents and practitioners.
04.05.17: The primary care nurse is vital in the early detection and management of children and young people who are depressed. The nurse could potentially be the first point of contact when a parent, education or social care professional is concerned about a young person’s mental health.
28.04.17: It is estimated that around one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage,1 and up to 75% of miscarriages occur in the first trimester.
24.02.17: A systematic review of pregnancy studies by the National Institute for Health Research has revealed the latest evidence-based interventions for improving outcomes for pregnancy and perinatal care.
22.02.17: The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today, 22 February, released a consultation on new guidance to better integrate child protection against abuse and neglect.

Latest mental health clinical articles

Thursday 4 May 2017
The primary care nurse is vital in the early detection and management of children and young people who are depressed. The nurse could potentially be the first point of contact when a parent, education or social care professional is concerned about a young person’s mental health.
Friday 28 April 2017
It is estimated that around one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage,1 and up to 75% of miscarriages occur in the first trimester.
Tuesday 18 April 2017
The recovery approach to care is applicable for patients with life-changing conditions; whether physical or mental
Friday 3 March 2017
Self-harm is defined as 'any act of self-poisoning or self-injury carried out by an individual irrespective of motivation'.
Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
NICE: Managing self-harm

In November 2011 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued a new clinical guideline on the longer-term care of adults, children and young people who self-harm.

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Monday 21 September 2009
For the last 20 years, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a series of award-winning and evidence-based leaflets on common mental health problems and treatments for both patients and health professionals

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