Impact of COVID-19 on mental health research: is this the breaking point?

Sparasci, Oli, Bhui, Kamaldeep, Biswas, Asit, Chamberlain, Samuel, Dubicka, Bernadka, Dudas, Robert, Farooq, Saeed, Ford, Tamsin, Husain, Nusrat, Jones, Ian, Killaspy, Helen, Lee, William, Lingford-Hughes, Anne, Mulholland, Ciaran, Stone, James and others, (2022) Impact of COVID-19 on mental health research: is this the breaking point? British Journal of Psychiatry, 220 (5). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0007-1250

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There are many structural problems facing the UK at present, from a weakened National Health Service to deeply ingrained inequality. These challenges extend through society to clinical practice and have an impact on current mental health research, which was in a perilous state even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. In this editorial, a group of psychiatric researchers who currently sit on the Academic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and represent the breadth of research in mental health from across the UK discuss the challenges faced in academic mental health research. They reflect on the need for additional investment in the specialty and ask whether this is a turning point for the future of mental health research.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Education and training, clinical governance, cost-effectiveness, economics, supervision
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 10:04
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 01:00

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