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    Best practice in perinatal mental health care: Which interventions are good value-for-money?

Best practice in perinatal mental health care: Which interventions are good value-for-money?

by Annette Bauer

Earlier this year the former Prime Minister placed targeted mental health support for new mums at the top of the agenda for mental health service reform. This included an investment of £290 million for specialist care over the next five years for mothers before and after having their babies.

While this is great news and a timely response […]

November 16th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments|
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    Cost of depression in the workplace across eight diverse countries – collectively US$250 billion

Cost of depression in the workplace across eight diverse countries – collectively US$250 billion

by Sara Evans-Lacko and Martin Knapp

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Previous research has shown that by far the greatest contributor to the overall economic impact of depression is loss in productivity; including both increased absenteeism and presenteeism-related costs in the workplace. However, there is very little research on the costs of depression outside of Western countries […]

November 15th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments|
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    Are suicide and poverty associated in low and middle income countries?

Are suicide and poverty associated in low and middle income countries?

by Valentina Iemmi and Jason Bantjes

Over 800 000 people die by suicide every year – approximately one person every 40 seconds. Three out of four suicides take place in low and middle income countries where the majority of the world’s population live and where poverty is concentrated. Evidence supports a positive association between suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income […]

August 5th, 2016|Mental Health|1 Comment|

Is parenthood beneficial for later life cognition?

by Sanna Read and Emily Grundy

Parenthood may have long-lasting consequences on how life shapes up. Family building not only affects educational pathways, career opportunities and financial position, but also opens and closes avenues to contacts, activities and social support. Family size and the age when people become parents may be critical. Through various positive and negative aspects and also […]

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    Perinatal mental health: Reflections on LSEHSC Formal Seminar

Perinatal mental health: Reflections on LSEHSC Formal Seminar

by Annette Bauer

As part of our LSE Health and Social Care Formal seminar series, Professor Vivette Glover from Imperial College London provided colleagues at LSE with new insights into how perinatal mental health can affect the fetus and development of the child.

Setting out the scale and nature of the problem, Vivette highlighted that:

anxiety and depression affect about one in […]

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    Self-management for people with severe mental health problems

Self-management for people with severe mental health problems

by Valentina Iemmi and Martin Knapp

Self-management may facilitate recovery, helping to support people with severe mental problems at no additional cost. This is the key message from an economic analysis performed alongside a pilot evaluation of the Mental Health Foundation’s self-management course. While the pilot evaluation was funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Wales, the economic evaluation was funded by the […]

March 30th, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments|
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    Careless media ‘in recovery’ – reflecting on portrayals of mental health

Careless media ‘in recovery’ – reflecting on portrayals of mental health

by Geoff Ellis You don’t need to be a regular Sun reader to know that “mad” is tabloid shorthand for “bad”. It is not news to point out that television and films, newspapers and magazines all have a tendency to link mental health issues to violence. All too often, the media blame game implies that someone living with a mental […]

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    Strengthening mental health systems in low and middle income countries

Strengthening mental health systems in low and middle income countries

by Valentina Iemmi LSE Health and Social Care welcomed Professor Graham Thornicroft for one of its Formal Seminars recently. He gave a splendid overview of the main challenges in global mental health and the mental health system response in low and middle income countries. © Video by LSE Health and Social Care What are the challenges? First, the treatment gap is […]

February 26th, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments|

Maternal mental health should be everyone’s business

by Annette Bauer, Valentina Iemmi, Bayo Adelaja and Martin Knapp Up to one in five mothers may develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. Perinatal depression, anxiety and psychosis carry a total long-term cost to society of approximately £8.1 billion. This figure is equivalent to about £10,000 for every single birth in the […]

November 7th, 2014|Mental Health|0 Comments|

Investing in crisis care for people with schizophrenia makes moral and economic sense

Valentina Iemmi, Martin Knapp, David McDaid “When someone has a mental health crisis, it is distressing and frightening for them as well as the people around them. Urgent and compassionate care in a safe place is essential – a police cell should never need to be used because mental health services are not available. For me, crisis care is the […]

October 10th, 2014|Mental Health|0 Comments|