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Severe mental illness (SMI) and physical health inequalities: briefing (PHE, 2018)

A new Government Report published on the 27th September 2018 confirms that people with SMI are at a greater risk of poor physical health and have a higher premature mortality than the general population:

New guidance from NICE

The National Insitute for Health and Care Excellence

Useful resources

Building independence through planning for transition - a new quick guide from NICE and SCIE (2017)

Transition to adults’ services can be a difficult time for young people. They need support and reassurance to help them move on to a more independent life.  Building independence through planning for transition, a new quick guide from NICE and SCIE, explains how early planning and access to the right information can help young people and their families to make the right choices. It is based on the NICE guideline and quality standard for this topic and  will be of interest to all practitioners in children’s and adults’ services who support young people at transition.

Fantastic events from the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine!

Nursing & allied health current awareness resources

The Mental Elf

A really useful website for current awareness is The Mental Elf.  This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with important and reliable mental health research and guidance.  You can also sign up for the weekly newsletter.