Centre for Mental Health Research
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  2. Long-term Mental Health Conditions
Mental Health

Long-term Mental Health Conditions Group

The Long-term Mental Health Conditions Group is developing a body of research addressing the pressing issue of co-morbid physical and mental health conditions with a specific focus on people with long-term conditions and on mental health care in a variety of healthcare settings.

This new group comprises 10 academic and research staff. Studies include the development and evaluation of a collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems; a personalised approach to physical health in a secure mental health unit; developing and testing an intervention to improve self-care of diabetes in people with severe mental illness; the identification and management of aggression on haemodialysis units; and the postnatal care of women with mental health problems.

Proposed new studies include a trial of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an occupational therapy intervention to increase involvement in everyday life for people with severe mental illness; and the effectiveness of peer support for haemodialysis patients.



2013-17, Developing and evaluating a collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release (Engager 2). NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research: RP-PG-1210-12011. Awarded to: Byng, R; Shaw, J; Maguire, M.; Taylor, R., Duggan, S.; Stirzaker, A.; Weyer-Brown, C.; Owens, C.; Thistlethwaite, G.; McGauley, G; ; Wright, N.; Anderson, R; Michie, S.; Harris, T; Taylor, C. Haddad, M. £1,999,535

2012-13, Improving the physical health of people with serious mental illness: a pilot project in a low secure forensic unit. Awarded to Haddad, M. Florence Nightingale Foundation/London Network for Nurses and Midwives. £5,000

2010-11, Offenders Mental Health: engaging with offenders scoping and pilot project (Engager 1) NIHR Programme Development Grant. Awarded to: Byng, R; Shaw, J. Michie, S.; Taylor, R., Harris, T.; Maguire, M.; Samele, C.; Haddad, M; Anderson, R.; Weyer-Brown, C.; Podmore, J.; Williamson, M. ; Wright, N. £99,998

2008-09, Revision & validation of Depression Attitude Questionnaire. Inst. Social Psychiatry: Awarded to Haddad, M.: £7,000

2007-13, UPBEAT-UK, A programme of research into the relationship between coronary heart disease and depression in primary care patients. NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research: RP-PG-0606-1048 .Awarded to: Tylee A, Haddad M, Barley E, et al. £1,999,985

2007-10, QUEST project a 3-year study designed to provide school nurses with knowledge and skills to promote good emotional health and to deliver early intervention for children at risk of developing mental disorders. Cluster RCT design. Health Foundation. Awarded to Andre Tylee, A.; Haddad, M.; Pinfold, V.; Ford, T; Walters, P.; Graham, T.: £430,000

2006-09, Developing Strategies for the Management of Disruptive Patient Behaviours in the Haemodialysis Units at Barts and the London Trust. St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Charitable Foundation Research Advisory Board. Awarded to: Jones, J., Callaghan, P., Eales, S. & Ashman, N, £98,935



Barley E, Haddad M, Simmonds R, et al (2013) The UPBEAT depression and coronary heart disease programme: using the UK medical research council framework to design a nurse-led complex intervention for use in primary care. BMC Family Practice 13 (1), 119
Haddad M (2013) Promoting mental health in men. Nursing Standard 27, 30, 48-57

Robson D, Cole F, Jalasi S, Boojharut B, Smith S, Thompson S, Jones M, Haddad M (2013) Smoking cessation and serious mental illness: a service evaluation of a drop-in stop smoking clinic on an acute in-patient unit, Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22 (3-4), 405-413


Haddad M, Menchetti M, Walters P, Norton J, Tylee A, Mann A (2012) Clinicians' attitudes to depression in Europe: A pooled analysis of Depression Attitude Questionnaire findings. Family Practice, 29 (2): 121-130

Hardy S & Thomas B (2012) Physical and mental health co-morbidity: policy and practice implications. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing 21 (3) 289-298

Ohtsuki T, Kodaka M, Sakai R, Ishikura F, Watanabe Y, Mann A, Haddad M, Yamada M, Inagaki M (2012) Attitudes toward depression among Japanese non-psychiatric medical doctors: a cross-sectional study. BMC Research Notes 5:441

Robson D, Haddad M, Gray R, Gournay K (2012) Mental health nursing and physical health care: A cross-sectional study of nurses' attitudes, practice, and perceived training needs for the physical health care of people with severe mental illness. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 2012 Oct 15. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00883.x

Sighinolfi C, Norcini Pala A, Casini F, Haddad M, Berardi D, Menchetti M (2012) Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Italian version of the depression attitude questionnaire (DAQ). Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences 1 (1), 1-8

Tylee A, Haddad M, Barley E, Ashworth M, et al (2012) A pilot randomised controlled trial of personalised care for depressed patients with symptomatic coronary heart disease in South London general practices: The UPBEAT-UK RCT protocol and recruitment. BMC Psychiatry 12(1):58


Haddad M & Gunn J (3rd edition; Aug 2011). Fast Facts: Depression. Oxford: Health Press Ltd

Haddad M & Young N (2011) Understanding the use of antidepressants. Practice Nurse 22: 347-352

Haddad M (2011) Commentary on Haws J, Ramjeet J & Gray R (2011) A national survey of GP and nurse attitudes and beliefs towards depression after myocardial infarction. Journal of Clinical Nursing 21, 1794-1795

Haddad M (2011) Heart and mind: coronary heart disease and depression. British Journal of Wellbeing 2:37-43

Haddad M, Tylee A (2011) The chronic disease management model for depression in primary care. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 8(4):252-259

Meader N , Mitchell AJ, Chew-Graham C, Goldberg D, Rizzo M, Bird V, Kessler D, Packham J, Haddad M, Pilling S (2011) Case Identification of Depression in Patients with Chronic Physical Health Problems: A diagnostic accuracy meta-analysis of 113 studies. British Journal of General Practice; 61(593):e808-20

Norton, JL, Pommié, C, Cogneau, J. Haddad M, Ritchie, K, and Mann, A (2011) Beliefs and attitudes of French family practitioners towards depression: the impact of training in mental health. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 41:107-122

Tylee A, Ashworth M, Barley E, Brown J, Chambers J, Farmer A, Fortune Z, Haddad M, et al. (2011) Up-Beat UK: A programme of research into the relationship between coronary heart disease and depression in primary care patients. BMC Family Practice 12:38


Haddad M (2010) Caring for patients with long-term conditions and depression. Nursing Standard 24:40-49


Haddad M (2009) Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: treatment and management. International Journal of Nursing Studies 46: 1411-1414

Haddad M, Taylor C & Pilling S (2009) Depression in adults with long term conditions 1: how to identify and assess symptoms. Nursing Times 105:14-17

Haddad M, Taylor C & Pilling S (2009) Depression in adults with long term conditions 2: antidepressant and psychological treatments. Nursing Times 105: 20-23

Haddad M, Walters P & Tylee A (2009) Mood disorders in primary care. Psychiatry 8:71-75

Ross, J., Jones, J., Callaghan, P., Eales, S. & Ashman, N. (2009) A survey of stress, job satisfaction and burnout among haemodialysis staff. Journal of Renal Care, 35 (3) 127-133


Jones, J., Ridge, G., Eales, S., Ashman, N. & Callaghan, P. (2008) Violence and aggression on haemodialysis units. British Journal of Renal Medicine, 13 (1) 8-9