Our Talking Point Papers

Almost everything to do with mental health has been, or is, sharply contested. Everything from understanding health experiences and diagnoses to appropriate treatments and approaches to managing distress to the language used to describe mental health problems has sparked ferocious debate. Mental health research is no exception. We still have a lot to learn.Talking Point Paper 1

To date, the majority of the discussions in mental health research have been framed from the point of view of mental health professionals and academics writing in medical journals or speaking at conferences. We welcome these platforms but are keen for discussions to broaden, engaging both other disciplines in mental health research and other groups, particularly service users and families.

We have therefore commissioned an occasional series of Talking Point papers to encourage people to consider key issues in mental health research, and to provide their personal views.

The papers we have published so far are:

If you are interested in writing your own Talking Point paper please email