Peer support is a valuable mechanism for helping people with long term conditions19 July 2012,
There is a good argument to be made that approaches which support the mental health of people with long term conditions should be both encouraged and prioritised.
Individuals, families and services will be placed under an impossible strain12 July 2012, Hannah Bullmore
The future costs of social care are set to rise significantly due to an increasingly ageing population, many of whom will experience poor physical and mental health, including dementia.
Employment is vital for maintaining good mental health29 June 2012,
People with mental health problems who feel able to begin work need to be supported to gain and stay in employment by health services, employment services and employers themselves.
The gap between the rhetoric and the actual care delivery on the ground29 June 2012,
It's outrageous that 12 months on from the Winterbourne scandal, we're still dealing with issues related to basic human rights and quality of life for some of the most vulnerable individuals in society.
It's more important than ever that families are well informed about the sources of support available27 June 2012,
Everyone wants the best care for their relatives, but the reality of securing funding for a family member with learning disabilities is not always a straightforward one.
Get a Plan in Cornwall20 June 2012,
Drop-in sessions for a project to build capacity for person-centred planning in Cornwall help people with learning disabilities to develop support plans and find creative and innovative ways of spending their personal budgets
Website offers new approach to supported employment for people with learning disabilities19 June 2012, Keith Bates
Sixteen aims to add a new approach to the provision of employment support for people with a learning disability in England.
Looking back on the last twelve months19 June 2012, Hanifa Islam
As a new website launches supporting people with learning disabilities into work, here's a round up of my own achievements during the last year at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Exercise and Depression - A Cautious Approach15 June 2012,
A BMJ article on exercise and depression suggest to me that it's important to see more research in this area to give us a better idea of the relationship between physical exercise and its impact on the symptoms of depression, compared with standard care alone.
Medication, medication, medication6 June 2012,
New research shows prescriptions of drugs used to treat mental disorders are on the rise.