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Blogs by Laura Hemming

Nov
28
2016

Who are the ‘Experts by Experience’ in Mental Health Research? – A personal reflection
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Before Laura left the McPin Foundation in the summer to begin a PhD she wrote this blog exploring some of the issues about how we use our lived experience of mental health problems as researchers, and the labels we use as an organisation. 

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Mar
26
2015

A Social Prescription a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?
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“Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.” Paracelsus

With the next general election in less than two months’ time, mental health and wellbeing issues have recently become a political talking point with several parties promising to “bring mental health out of the shadows”.

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