As members of the Joint Commissioning Panel [JCP] for Mental Health, we are pleased to welcome the latest JCP publication, Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms. The guide is about the commissioning of comprehensive MUS services across the healthcare system.
As members of the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership, MHPF is pleased to support the new research conducted by King’s College London and Charles University, Prague looking at the use of stop smoking services for people with depression. The research found that smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health.
Together for Mental Wellbeing undertook a study which revealed that every pound spent on peer support yields a social return worth £4.94. Peer support takes place when people with experience of mental distress support each other towards better wellbeing, as people of equal value and on a reciprocal basis, using their own lived experience of mental distress as a tool for support.
The Prime Minister visited mcch’s Wellbeing Centre on Monday 9 January to talk about her vision for improved mental health provision and to hear from people who use services what’s important for them. This followed her earlier speech about the need to improve mental health nationally.
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