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Mental health, burnout and job satisfaction among mental health social workers in England and Wales
Stress and burnout, excessive job demands, limited latitude in decision-making, and unhappiness about the place of MHSWs in modern services contributed to poor job satisfaction and most aspects of burnout.
Predicting suicide following self-harm: systematic review of risk factors and risk scales.
The first systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies of risk factors and risk assessment scales to predict suicide following self-harm found no scales have sufficient evidence to support their use and are unlikely to be of much practical use.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of peer support for people with severe mental illness
There was little or no evidence that peer support was associated with positive effects on hospitalisation, overall symptoms or satisfaction with services, and current evidence does not support recommendations or mandatory requirements from policy makers for mental health services to provide peer support programmes.
Early intervention services, cognitive–behavioural therapy and family intervention in early psychosis: systematic review
For people with early psychosis, early intervention services appear to have clinically important benefits over standard care and including CBT and family intervention within the service may contribute to improved outcomes in this critical period.
Stress and pressures in mental health social work: The worker speaks
Two-thirds of councils with social services responsibilities (CSSRs) took part in a UK survey of mental health social workers. A one in five sample of front line workers was drawn, and 237
Young People's Experience of ADHD and Stimulant Medication: A Qualitative Study for the NICE Guideline.
The study's findings helped to inform the NICE guideline on ADHD by providing evidence that young people's experiences of medication were in general more positive than negative.
Interventions to improve the experience of caring for people with severe mental illness: systematic review and meta-analysis
Carer-focused interventions appear to improve the experience of caring and quality of life and reduce psychological distress of those caring for people with severe mental illness, and these benefits may be gained in first-episode psychosis.
Management of psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: summary of updated NICE guidance
This article summarises the most recent recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on managing psychosis and schizophrenia in adults and recommends care across all phases—physical health.