Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, April 2015
Take a look at the New Books bulletin to see some of the new book titles we have added to the Library in March 2015. All LCFT staff and students are able to join the Library and borrow these titles. Don’t worry if you’re not based in Preston – we can loan books to you and send them in the internal post to your work address.
Dr Warren Larkin, Clinical Network Director of Children and Families network at Lancashire Care, was part of a Taskforce that contributed to the findings of a recently published Government report on Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.
The report sets out how recommendations to improve mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people can be achieved through better working between the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and community services, schools and other local services. It also makes it clear that many of the changes needed can be achieved by working differently, rather than needing significant investment.
Congratulations to Dr Waquas Waheed, Consultant Psychiatrist at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, who was a co-author on the Collaborative Interventions for Circulation and Depression trial that has been published in the BMJ.
Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, 18 March 2015
As you may already be aware, the NHS nationally subscribes to a collection of online journals and databases which you have access to via your Athens account. This is called the NHS Core Content. The NHS Core Content has recently been renegotiated and for the most part there will be no changes to the content available. However, the databases PsycINFO and MEDLINE will now be purchased from a different supplier and this means that there will be some temporary disruption to using these databases on HDAS (Healthcare Databases Advanced Search) between April and June this year while the transition to the new supplier is made.
As a result of these changes you will not be able to access PsycINFO or MEDLINE on HDAS between April and June. If you have any existing saved searches, or alerts, set up on these databases these will be lost. Please ensure that you have downloaded and saved any searches or alerts before 31 March 2015. Please click here for instructions on how to do this.
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, February 2015
Graheme Reid, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at LCFT, and his colleagues have published a new paper in the journal Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Exploring the Role of Mental Imagery in the Experience of Self-injury: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Peter Dargan, Graheme Reid and Suzanne Hodge
Background: Research has implicated causal, mediating and meaningful roles for mental imagery in the experience of psychological distress, including self-injury. Aims: The present study aimed to further the understanding of this relationship through exploring the lived experiences of mental imagery from the perspective of those who self-injure. Method: This study employed an inductive qualitative design using semi-structured interviews and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Ten participants were recruited from universities in North West England. Results: Three main themes were identified from the analysis: (i) The origins and precipitants of self-injurious imagery; (ii) What it is like to experience self-injurious imagery; and (iii) The meaning and interpretation of self-injurious imagery. Conclusions: The study findings indicate that mental imagery is an important experience for those who self-injure. Clinical and research implications of the findings are discussed.
Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, January 2014
There have been lots of new books added to the Library collection during 2014 which are available for all LCFT staff and students to borrow. Click here for a list of some of the new titles which are available.
All LCFT staff and students are able to join the Library. Complete the registration form and return this to the Library by email or post.