Journal of Mental Health

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Journal of Mental Health  
Discipline mental health
Language English
Edited by Til Wykes
Publication details
Publication history
March 1992-
Frequency bi-monthly
Standard abbreviations
J. Ment. Health
ISSN 0963-8237 (print)
1360-0567 (web)
OCLC no. 288963954

Journal of Mental Health is a bi-monthly journal established in March 1992 by Ray Hodgson (University of Wales College of Medicine, Centre of Applied Public Health Medicine, Cardiff). In 2002, Til Wykes became the Executive Editor and has continued in that role until the present time.[1][2][3][4]

For the first three years it was published quarterly, with five editions in 1995 and 1996 before settling on a bi-monthly issue cycle.

The first flyer for the journal stated in 1990 that "we have no intention of adding to the multitude of lightly thumbed, tenuously relevant and uninteresting journals accumulating in our libraries and on our bookshelves". Instead, they wanted to publish "work which will have a direct impact upon our daily clinical practice, which is thought-provoking and which challenges assumptions and methods in mental health".[5]

The journal was mentioned 82 times in 2003 Cases for Change document published by National Institute for Mental Health in England.[5]


  1. ^ Til Wykes (June 2002). "'Next steps' on JMH - reform and consolidation". Journal of Mental Health. 11 (3): 231–234. doi:10.1080/09638230120020023615. 
  2. ^ Robin McKie (August 10, 2003). "Kids' films stigmatise mentally ill". The Observer. 
  3. ^ "Instructions for Authors". Informa Healthcare. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Speaker biography: Prof T Wykes". Sheffield Psychopathology Symposia, University of Sheffield. 2002. Retrieved 2008-12-21. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Susan Grey, Til Wykes & Tom Craig (August 2004). "There's more than one way to have an impact". Journal of Mental Health. 13 (4): 345–349. doi:10.1080/09638230410001729870.