Posts by Paul

Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Every child matters!

The recent dept of Health document “No health without mental health” emphasises the need to prioritise preventative and early intervention services when responding to the mental health needs of young people. Yet, I believe that people are unaware of the numbers of young people suffering with serious mental health problems.  Mental health promotion for young […]


Time to Care

A 2008 study by the King’s Fund, “Seeing the person in the patient” has concluded that nurses are failing to communicate compassion, respect, and emotional support when providing nursing care.  The authors of this study point out that patients are generally satisfied with the standards of medical and nursing intervention, but often feel on the receiving […]