Supporting women with mental health issues

Supporting women with mental health issues

Nicky Lambert Director of teaching and learning, Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine, Middlesex University, London, England

The number of women experiencing mental ill health has increased, with young women more likely to experience mental distress than their male peers. Despite this, few NHS mental health trusts have a women’s mental health strategy in place, which suggests that there are opportunities to improve the skills and confidence of staff supporting women in mental health services. This article explores mental health issues experienced by women and aims to help staff develop a gender-informed understanding of mental healthcare to help improve the care of women.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1283


Lambert N (2018) Supporting women with mental health issues. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1283

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This article has been subject to external double-blind review and checked for plagiarism using automated software


Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 02 May 2018

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