Blog Posts Round-Up

This week the IMH Blog Editorial Team would like to highlight four blog posts published recently on health and mental health sites.  Three discuss the very timely issue of compassion within health and the fourth focuses on community budgeting to pool funds for services.  Have a read of each and let us know your thoughts!

Safe Care – The Fierce Urgency of Now 4 Compassionate Culture keeps us safe
By Dr Alys Cole King, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Co-founder of Connecting with People training
(Published on Knowing You Matter on 27 June 2013)

‘The fourth blog in the Safe Care series is written by Dr Alys Cole King who is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Co-founder of Connecting with People training. Alys influences thinking around compassion in healthcare nationally and internationally powerfully collaborating with leading thinkers in the field.’  (continue reading…)

Power to the People
By Paul Hodgkin, GP, chief executive of Patient Opinion
(Published on E-Health Insider on 26 June 2013)

‘Paul Hodgkin, a GP and chief executive of Patient Opinion, says that if the NHS really wants to regain compassion it is going to have to get a lot better at understanding where it comes from.’ (continue reading…)

The Unexpected Benefits of Compassion for Business: Compassionate workplaces – good for employees AND the corporate bottom line
By Emma M. Seppala, PhD,  Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University
(Published on Psychology Today, 22 April 2013)

‘Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress—and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.’ (continue reading…)

Mental Health: The Whole Picture
By Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health
(Published on Centre for Mental Health Blog, 24 June 2013.  Originally published in Public Finance Magazine.)

‘Community budgets that pool funding for services could dramatically improve mental health provision. This ‘whole place’ approach should be backed in the Spending review.’ (continue reading…)

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