Loneliness: all by myself

Loneliness doesn’t simply hit at Christmas, or solely afflict a certain age group. In fact it’s been called an epidemic that affects all ages, all year round, reports journalist Phil Harris.

Personal resilience

Professor Ivan Robertson explains the importance of resilience for health, work and sustaining performance under pressure.

School nurses say pain has complex causes

School nurses interpret chronic pain in adolescents as a social, physical and psychological phenomenon, a Norwegian study, published in BMC Nursing, has found.

Mental health gap opens up in primary school

A Scottish Government-funded study has found a dramatic mental health inequality gap between the poorest children and their wealthier peers in the first three years of primary school.

Wales: lack of mental health mother and baby unit ‘unacceptable’

A specialist mother and baby unit must be re-established in Wales to help women suffering with mental ill health, a report has concluded.

Annual conference 2017: insight into the dangers of chronic stress

People regularly working more than 11 hours a day have a likelihood of depression 250% higher than those working fewer hours.

Annual conference 2017: refer early and often to save babies’ lives

Parity of esteem between mental and physical health is key – this was the message impressed upon delegates by David Foreman, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and King’s College London.

Bullying can leave mental health scars

A twin study has provided new evidence of the link between bullying and mental health issues in later life.

Wales: pilot scheme to offer early mental health support in schools

Pupils showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self-harm will receive specialist help at school under a pilot scheme being launched in Wales.

Mothering with a major mental Illness: examining emerging themes from the literature

This literature review by Diana Skibniewski-Woods examines the emerging themes found on mothering with a major illness, and is presented in relation to community practice.

Mental health: who's supporting mothers?

Services for maternal mental illness are emerging as the UK’s secret shame. How can the situation be improved for new mothers, and what role can community practitioners play, despite the challenges faced? Journalist Phil Harris takes a look.