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Listen and respond to views and opinions from a variety of respected sources in the mental health field. Learn about consultations that may impact on mental health services. Engage with campaigns to improve mental health and wellbeing, such as 3millionlives, Push for Action, Stand Up for Schizophrenia and Time to Change.

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#TimetoTalk #TimetoTalk

The #TimetoTalk advertising campaign, led by Time to Change, is all about the little things we can do to help friends, family and colleagues who are dealing with a mental health problem. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Mary's story Mary’s story

In this video we learn about how Mary has used her personal health budget for psychotherapy sessions which have improved her mental health and wellbeing, enabling her to establish a much better relationship with her family. Read more »

Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NCD Mental Health Valuing Mental Health

This presentation about ‘Valuing Mental Health’ by Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director of Mental Health, NHS England, was delivered to the Foundation Trust Network on 16 October 2013. Read more »

Dr Geraldine Strathdee, OBE, MRCPsych The National Mental Health Programme

This presentation about the National Mental Health Programme by Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director of Mental Health, NHS England, was delivered at the launch of the Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions Yorkshire and the Humber on 17 September 2013. Read more »

Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NCD Mental Health The first 100 days

In this video of a presentation given at Southern Health Medical Conference July 2013, Dr Geraldine Strathdee reflects on her first 100 days in post as National Clinical Director for Mental Health. Read more »

Don Berwick on clinical leadership Don Berwick on clinical leadership

In this video, Richard Bohmer, Professor of Medical Leadership, Harvard Business School and International Fellow at The King’s Fund, speaks with Don Berwick, Founder and former President, IHI, about the role of clinicians in leadership. Read more »