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Home treatment services: evidence and issues

01 July 2001

Mental Health Practice

A&S Science

Over the last three years, a series of documents has emerged from the Department of Health which demand radical changes in the structure of mental health services...

Making my mark

01 July 2004

Nurse Researcher


Neil Brimblecombe explains how his first research project was carried out by accident, and how he has come to learn why stubbornness and resilience are such...

An American perspective: mental health services in Illinois

01 July 2003

Mental Health Practice

Mental health USA

The state of Illinois lies on the eastern edge of the Great Plains, which stretch across the centre of the United States. The largest city is Chicago, which sits on...

What’s next for mental health nursing after COVID-19?

14 July 2020

Mental Health Practice


I join Mental Health Practice as consultant editor – succeeding the irreplaceable Ian Hulatt – at the most extraordinary of times. After months of the COVID-19...

Mental health nurses should influence what data are gathered for service users

09 September 2020

Mental Health Practice


One of the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increased societal awareness of the use and value of data.

Will you get vaccinated against COVID-19?

07 January 2021

Mental Health Practice


The availability of effective immunisations is being hailed as the light at the end of the tunnel, finally enabling the world to emerge from the darkness of the...

You can have your say on Mental Health Act reforms

04 March 2021

Mental Health Practice


The Mental Health Act white paper for England and Wales, informed by the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983, is out for consultation.

Getting the measure of learning disability practice

01 April 2008

Learning Disability Practice

10th anniversary

Since the latter part of the 19th century, society has recognised a need for the ‘care’ of people who have learning disabilities. Prior to that, care...

New ways of working for psychiatrists: implications for nursing

01 March 2005

Mental Health Practice

Multidisciplinary teams

The National Service Framework for mental health (DoH 1999) paved the way for enormous changes in services for people with mental health problems. In addition, staff...

A long way to go

01 March 2004

Mental Health Practice

Health policy

Over the past few years considerable progress has been made in improving many aspects of mental health services in the UK, for example, in increasing the...