Monthly Archives: November 2013

Big White Wall Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an award-winning online mental wellbeing service which offers safe therapeutic services through selfreferral from the comfort of their own homes. 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 »

Dr Martin McShane, Director for Long Term Conditions, NHS England Parity of esteem

Writing in a recent blog post, Dr Martin McShane Director for Long Term Conditions, NHS England, asserts that the disparity in approach between people with physical and mental health problems is inequitable and unfair. 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 »