You are exploring: Severe mental illness

Eleanor Longden The voices in my head

In this video Eleanor Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive. 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 »

Well Happy App Well Happy App

WellHappy is a free health app which aims to help young people in London age 12-25 to find local support services in and around London including mental health, sexual health, drugs, alcohol and stop smoking services. Read more »

Islington PICT service Islington PICT service

The Psychologically Informed Consultation and Training (PICT) service supports frontline workers to work more effectively with people living with complex mental health and challenging behaviours in Islington. Read more »

Star Wards Star Wards

Star Wards website provide access to information about excellence in inpatient mental health care. It’s core includes 75 practical, mainly low-cost and easy to implement ideas. Read more »

Overlooked and forgotten Overlooked and forgotten

This report explores how well children and young people’s mental health is prioritised in the current commissioning landscape and offers support and recommendations to health and wellbeing boards on how they can prioritise and address children and young people’s mental health. Read more »

Are we bothered about Billy? Are we bothered about Billy?

This article, co-authored by leading GPs and academics, explores why the 2014/15 GP contract settlement, and in particular the decision to abandon the QOF requirement to monitor regularly weight, blood glucose and lipids, appears at odds with the government’s commitment to address the 15-20 year mortality gap for people with severe mental illness. Read more »

MindEd portal MindEd

The MindEd portal will provide free e-learning to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues. Read more »

The late Professor Helen Lester giving her 2012 James Mackenzie Lecture to the RCGP Being bothered about Billy

In her 2012 James Mackenzie Lecture to the Royal College of General Practitioners Annual General Meeting, the late Professor Helen Lester encouraged GPs to make people with serious mental illness their core business by not just screening but intervening. Read more »

NHS England Youth Forum NHS England Youth Forum

The British Youth Council is helping NHS England bring together a group of young people give advice and opinions on healthcare policies and provide ideas on how services can be improved. The Forum is recruiting now. Read more »