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Accelerating Progress: A New Era of Research on Character Development

, respectively. Sarah Clement is the Director of Character Virtue Development at the John Templeton Foundation. Her major research interests include: character development, positive youth development, systems

Influences on uptake of cancer screening in mental health service users: a qualitative study

Background Cancers are a leading cause of death worldwide. People with mental illness are 30 % more likely to die from cancer than the general population. One reason for this may be low uptake of nationally offered cancer screening tests by people with mental illness. We aimed to identify barriers and facilitators for breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening uptake by people...

The development and validation of the Questionnaire on Anticipated Discrimination (QUAD)

Background The anticipation of mental health-related discrimination is common amongst people with mental health problems and can have serious adverse effects. This study aimed to develop and validate a measure assessing the extent to which people with mental health problems anticipate that they will personally experience discrimination across a range of contexts. Methods The...

Discrimination in relation to parenthood reported by community psychiatric service users in the UK: a framework analysis

Background Experienced discrimination refers to an individual’s perception that they have been treated unfairly due to an attribute and is an important recent focus within stigma research. A significant proportion of mental health service users report experiencing mental illness-based discrimination in relation to parenthood. Existing studies in this area have not gone beyond...

Anticipated and experienced discrimination amongst people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder: a cross sectional study

Background The unfair treatment of individuals with severe mental illness has been linked to poorer physical and mental health outcomes. Additionally, anticipation of discrimination may lead some individuals to avoid participation in particular life areas, leading to greater isolation and social marginalisation. This study aimed to establish the levels and clinical and socio...

Development and psychometric properties the Barriers to Access to Care Evaluation scale (BACE) related to people with mental ill health

Background Many people with mental illness do not seek or delay seeking care. This study aimed to develop, and provide an initial validation of, a comprehensive measure for assessing barriers to access to mental health care including a ‘treatment stigma’ subscale, and to present preliminary evidence about the prevalence of barriers experienced by adults currently or recently...

Experiences of mental illness stigma, prejudice and discrimination: a review of measures

Background There has been a substantial increase in research on mental illness related stigma over the past 10 years, with many measures in use. This study aims to review current practice in the survey measurement of mental illness stigma, prejudice and discrimination experienced by people who have personal experience of mental illness. We will identify measures used, their...

A decision aid to assist decisions on disclosure of mental health status to an employer: protocol for the CORAL exploratory randomised controlled trial

Background The UK Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to ask health questions before making an offer of employment except in certain circumstances. While the majority of employers would prefer applicants to disclose a mental illness at the application stage, many people either wait until they have accepted the job and then disclose to an occupational health...

Understanding service user-defined continuity of care and its relationship to health and social measures: a cross-sectional study

Angela Sweeney 1 Diana Rose 0 Sarah Clement 0 Fatima Jichi Ian Rees Jones Tom Burns Jocelyn Catty Susan Mclaren Til Wykes 0 Department of Health Service and Population Research, Institute of

Systematic review of beliefs, behaviours and influencing factors associated with disclosure of a mental health problem in the workplace

Background Stigma and discrimination present an important barrier to finding and keeping work for individuals with a mental health problem. This paper reviews evidence on: 1) employment-related disclosure beliefs and behaviours of people with a mental health problem; 2) factors associated with the disclosure of a mental health problem in the employment setting; 3) whether...