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Guidance, resources and positive practice in the design and delivery of primary mental health care services for people with mild-moderate mental health problems.

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The Lester adaption 2014 Lester UK Adaption 2014

This clinical resource, named in honour of the late Professor Helen Lester, provides a simple framework for identifying and treating cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risks in patients with psychosis receiving antipsychotic medication. Read more »

Buddy Buddy

Buddy is a digital tool to support psychological therapy services. Clients use text messaging to keep a daily diary of what they are doing and how they are feeling, helping to spot and reinforce positive behaviours. Read more »

Parity of esteem Parity of esteem

This briefing paper, published by the Centre for Mental Health, provides an overview of the parity of esteem between mental and physical health. It also outlines what parity would look like with some key recommendations. Read more »

Integrated Physical Health Pathway Integrated Physical Health Pathway

The Integrated Physical Health Pathway, developed by Rethink Mental Illness, is a resource that supports health professionals to coordinate physical health monitoring for people affected by mental illness and ensure information is communicated effectively between services. Read more »

Smoking and mental health Smoking and mental health

People with mental illness are more likely to smoke heavily than the general population. This briefing published by the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network provides the background to smoking prevalence and the consequences for people with mental illness. Read more »