Resources on mind and body healthcare including patient information, leaflets and infographics.
Each of the following infographics demonstrates the importance of joining up mental and physical healthcare. Please click on the infographics below for a larger version including a full set for World Mental Health Day 2017.
Education and Training
Visit our Mind & Body Education and Training page for full details on all available Mind & Body education and training opportunities.
UCLPartners: Breaking down the barriers
Breaking Down the Barriers is a suite of 14 mental and physical health training awareness packages and modules for the NHS workforce. They were developed in collaboration between UCLPartners and NHS primary, and secondary care organisations in north and east London. Breaking Down the Barriers awareness training materials are free to the NHS and downloadable here.
Barbara’s Story Film Series
Barbara's Story is an award-winning set of short films showing the challenges a fictional patient with dementia faces in hospital and community health care settings.
It was developed by Dame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust to help all staff recognise and support people with dementia. King's Health Partners staff members can access the short films and learning notes on the King's Health Partners Learning Hub.
60 seconds on mind and body healthcare mini-series
Watch the 60 second mini-series about mind and body healthcare at King's Health Partners, demonstrating the importance of joining up physical and mental healthcare.
60 seconds on mind and body with Dr Shelley Dolan
Dr Shelley Dolan, Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Midwifery at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, explains how the Trust is working closely with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, a mental health trust, to establish shared learning and enable greater integration of mind and body care.
60 seconds on mind and body with Dr Sean Cross
Dr Sean Cross, Clinical Director of the King's Health Partners Mind and Body Programme, explains what our Programme is seeking to achieve and the current healthcare challenges we needs to overcome.
60 seconds on mind and body with Dr Renata Pires
Dr Renata Pires, Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust discusses how psychologists are moving away from a model of cure to a biopsychosocial understanding of mental health disorders.
60 seconds on mind and body with Dr Lindsay Ip
Dr Lindsay Ip, Clinical Psychologist at 3 Dimensions for Long Term Conditions (3DLC), King's Health Partners, explains that physical symptoms are not always best explained medically and psychiatric symptoms are not always best explained psychologically.
60 seconds on mind and body with Beverley Murphy
Beverley Murphy, Director of Nursing at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, calls on healthcare staff to consider both the mental and physical health of patients when providing treatment.
60 seconds on mind and body with Dr Alice Ashby
Dr Alice Ashby, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation, talks about 'keeping the zebra crossing open' between acute and mental health trusts.
King's Health Partners reports and publications
- Mind & Body progress update (June 2021)
- Mind & Body progress update (June 2020)
- Mind & Body progress update (June 2019)
- Mind & Body progress update (June 2018)
- Mind & Body Programme Patient and Public Engagement Strategy (December 2017)
- Mind & Body Learning and Development Strategy (November 2017)
- Mind & Body Programme Engagement Report (January 2017)
- Mind & Body Progress Report (2018)
King's Fund: Bringing together physical and mental health
This report makes a compelling case for the ‘new frontier’ for integration - bringing together physical and mental health. It gives service users’ perspectives on what integrated care would look like and highlights 10 areas that offer some of the biggest opportunities for improving quality and controlling costs.
King’s Fund: Long-term conditions and mental health: The cost of comorbidities
A report on the impact that comorbid mental and physical conditions have on the costs of healthcare, and the potential for a more integrated approach to save money for the NHS as well as improve outcomes for patients.
NCEPOD (National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death): Treat as One: Bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals
This is a national report from NCEPOD, authored by King’s Health Partners experts. It found that the failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also have a mental health condition.
NHS England response to NCEPOD Treat as One report
Responding to the publication of the above report on mental health care in general hospitals, Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, describes how the NHS is working hard to deliver priorities set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health by changing the way in which mental and physical health have traditionally been viewed and treated.
NHS England: Mental Health Taskforce
Formed in March 2015, the independent Mental Health Taskforce brought together health and care leaders, people who use services and experts in the field to create a Five Year Forward View for Mental Health for the NHS in England. This national strategy, which covers care and support for all ages, was published in February 2016 and signifies the first time there has been a strategic approach to improving mental health outcomes across the health and care system, in partnership with the health system’s arm’s length bodies. An integrated mental and physical health approach is a core element of the five year plan.
Skills for Health: Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework
This framework for mental health skills development was co-written by Dr Sri Kalidindi, a psychiatrist from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and has a strong focus on mind and body care. Subject 3: Promoting general health and well-being for individuals with a mental health problem was written with input from the Mind & Body Programme, and includes both mental and physical health aspects of wellbeing.
Health charities and advocacy
Centre for Mental Health: Co-morbidities - physical health and mental health problems together
The cost to the health system and to wider society of mental health conditions among people with physical illnesses is considerable. By developing a more integrated response to patients' multiple needs, there is scope to both reduce costs and improve care.
The Centre for Mental Health worked with The King's Fund and the London School of Economics to review evidence on the extent of co-morbidities, their impact on the quality and cost of care and the ways in which people with both a long-term condition and a mental health condition could be better supported.
Mind: Physical activity, sport and mental health
Information about why being active is important for mental health and wellbeing, the types of activity to consider, how to overcome barriers, planning a safe routine and ideas for staying motivated.
Positive Practice in Mental Health
A user led multi-agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCGs, Police Forces, third sector providers, front line charities and service user groups. Positive Practice in Mental Health exists to identify and disseminate positive practice in mental health services by working together across organisations and sectors to facilitate shared learning, and to raise the profile of mental health with politicians and policy makers.
Rethink Mental Illness: physical health resources for healthcare professionals
A comprehensive range of materials to build confidence and raise awareness of the physical health needs of people affected by mental illness. These resources are designed for professionals across primary and secondary care.
IMPARTS (Integrating Mental & Physical healthcare: Research, Training & Services) publications
Papers published by the King's Health Partners IMPARTS team exploring the relationship between mental and physical health.
Physical health in severe mental illness
Papers published by Dr Fiona Gaughran at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London on the physical health of people with severe mental illness.