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STrAtegies for RelaTives (START): long-lasting effect on the wellbeing of family carers of dementia patients

A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent RCT assessing the clinical and cost-effectiveness over 6 years of the START intervention for family carers of people with dementia.

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8 April 2020, 4:00 am

Who is your favourite Mental Elf blogger? #MentalElfAwards 2019: it’s time to nominate!

Hundreds of people have written Mental Elf blogs over the last few years, and today we want you to tell us who you think has done it the best.

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7 April 2020, 5:00 am

Cheers Covid-19: Will we consume more alcohol during this crisis?

Ian Hamilton reflects on the empty shelves in the Supermarket alcohol aisle and wonders how our relationship with alcohol might change during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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7 April 2020, 4:00 am

Patients as “domain experts” in artificial intelligence mental health research

Simon D’Alfonso summarises an editorial by Sarah Carr, which places the patient as a “domain expert” in artificial intelligence mental health research.

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3 April 2020, 4:00 am

The rapid increase in global mental illness: fake news?

A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise a systematic review and meta-analysis examining if the global prevalence rate of adult mental illness is increasing.

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1 April 2020, 4:00 am

Nominate the best mental health event taken #BeyondTheRoom in 2019 #MentalElfAwards

Taking mental health events #BeyondTheRoom dramatically increases their reach and impact. Live tweeting, podcasting and streaming can bring a huge online audience to your conference.

Today, we want YOUR suggestions for which was the best mental health event covered by our #BeyondTheRoom team last year.

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31 March 2020, 4:00 am

Quarantine: infection prevention, but at what cost for mental health?

As the COVID-19 lockdown enters its second week in the UK, Matthew Iveson and Andrew McIntosh consider the psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it.

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30 March 2020, 4:00 am

Cost-effectiveness of CBT for depression: uncertainty remains

Chris Sampson reviews a recent US study which looks at the cost-effectiveness of CBT versus second-generation antidepressants for the initial treatment of major depressive disorder.

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27 March 2020, 5:00 am

Going beyond the Mental Capacity Act in assessing capacity: recognising and overcoming biases and stereotypes #MentalCapacity2020

Health and social care professionals routinely assess the mental capacity of people to make decisions about their lives, in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, 2005. A new briefing note for policy makers and mental health professionals looks at how we can mitigate the risk of assumptions and biases in assessments of mental capacity.

Alex Ruck Keene, an expert in mental capacity and mental health law, summarises the briefing and looks forward to the live streamed #MentalCapacity2020 debate at 12pm on Thursday 26th March.

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26 March 2020, 5:00 am

What was the most important online mental health research conversation in 2019?

Twitter threads, podcast chats, live streamed YouTube debates, Facebook rants, Instagram stories, academic bun-fights on blog comments…

There are loads of ways to discuss mental health research online. Today, we want YOUR suggestions for which was the best mental health research conversation last year.

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23 March 2020, 5:00 am