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Mental Health Review Journal (MHRJ) is a vital source of current thinking on the research, policy and practice of mental health service delivery, bringing together research and practice perspectives.

ISSN: 1361-9322
eISSN: 1361-9322

Aims and scope

MHRJ focuses on the delivery and evaluation of mental health services, with particular attention to innovation, implementation and service user experience. International contributions are welcomed where these apply innovation and best practice to, or draw out the context for, the UK.

Content includes research and practitioner papers, discussion/commentary papers, policy reviews, case studies and book reviews covering but not limited to:

  • Contemporary issues in the mental health field 
  • The design and management of services 
  • Service evaluation, research and methodology 
  • Innovations in service developments
  • New practice models (including clinical practice) and their implications 
  • Good practice in relation to issues of ethnic diversity 
  • Contributions from mental health service users and carers

MHRJ is a valuable source of information for everyone involved in mental health service research and delivery, including academics, researchers, students, commissioners, front-line practitioners, policy-makers, managers, health boards, education providers, local authorities, NHS and primary care trusts, the voluntary and community sectors, service users and carers.

MHRJ is partnered with BIGSPD (British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder).


This journal is aligned with our healthier lives goal

We understand the importance of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
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