CareKnowledge Opinion brings comment and reflection on key issues from CareKnowledge Editor Jim Kennedy and other leading experts in their respective fields. Here's a paginated feed of these articles, most recent first.
Which Voids Can Be Filled Through Peer Support?
The Resilience Narrative Obscures the Wider Causes and Solutions for Children's Mental Health
The government is putting "teaching resilience" at the heart of it's new national curriculum plans. It shouldn't be forgotten that a child’s strength and ability to thrive are best supported by environments that facilitate, protect and promote children’s safety and wellbeing. Jemima Olchawski, Chief Executive of Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk writes for Mental Health Today. [08-Nov-2018]
Unfair British Care: Racial Inequality In Mental Health Underlined in EHRC Report
Patients Newly Discharged from Psychiatric Hospital Are At Higher Risk of Suicide, So Why Do They Receive So Little Aftercare?
The Case for Procrastination
Why Mental Health Services Need to be User-Led
Involve Neurodivergent Survivors in Shaping Mental Health Support Responses to Sexual Assault
Will Medical Cannabis Be Made Available to People Living With Autism?
Medical cannabis will be available on prescription from this autumn after home secretary Sajid Javid said those facing an “exceptional clinical need” could use it. But will the drug be available to families and adults living with autism and how can it help? Darren Devine reports for Learning Disability Today. [24-Sep-2018]
Seeking Early Support for Psychosis Dramatically Reduces Chances of Being Hospitalised
Providing the Right to Challenge Disorder Diagnosis 'Would Confront Racial Bias in Sectioning'
Mental Health Care Responses Are Failing LGBT People - Some Ideas...
Simon Wessely: ‘ECT is in my own advance directive’
Why Anger and Guilt Can Be Two Sides of the Same Coin - and How to Forgive
Here's Why Your Therapist Being a 'Blank Screen' Is a Good Thing
MHA Reform Is Our 'One Chance' to Tailor Ethnic Minority Care and Transform Safeguards
The Mental Health Act is currently under independent review, with recommendations for change due to be revealed in December. Mental Health Today writers of colour have contributed their proposals as to how the new law should be shaped. Jacqui Dyer MBE, co-chair of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act’s African and Caribbean Group, reports on how these proposals have been received. [16-Aug-2018]