mental health care

Health and social care reform: making it work for mental health

Report that concludes the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health’s inquiry into the impact of recent NHS reforms on mental health services. It sets out the views on the potential threats and opportunities created by the NHS reforms, and recommendations for politicians and commissioners.

Dementia Now

A free, downloadable e-journal, containing research information, web links, news stories, resources and updates to the Dementia Centre's library. Each issue tackles a different hot topic relating to dementia care.

The right to be heard: review of the Quality of Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services in England

Review of the quality of Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) provision across England that was commissioned by the Department of Health. A team of independent researchers including four academics and nine co-researchers with experience of using mental health services undertook the study, which lasted eighteen months from 2010. Using different methods, the experiences and viewpoints of those with experience of IMHA, advocacy services, and health and social care professionals were explored in-depth.

SCIE research briefing 41: factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services

This briefing updates a previous systematic review by Cameron and Lart that reported on the factors that promote and hinder joint working between health and social care services. Given their prominence in terms of policy debates about joint and integrated working, the briefing focuses on jointly-organised services for older people and people with mental health problems in the UK only. Briefing published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in May 2012. Review date is May 2015.

Mental health and homelessness: planning and delivering mental health services for homeless people

Briefing that sets out the policy context around tackling homelessness and addressing the mental health needs of homeless people. It also examines what considerations need to be made when planning, designing and delivering mental health services for homeless people and highlights examples of good practice.

Left behind

Report that reflects findings from a programme of visits that took place across Scotland between April and July 2011 to individuals with severe and enduring mental illness in rehabilitation and continuing care wards based in psychiatric hospitals across Scotland.

Specialist care : dignity and mental health care

SCIE’s Dignity in Care guide been designed for people who want to make a difference by improving standards of dignity in care. The guide now has two new sections. Dignity and mental health gives practical advice on protecting dignity in mental health care. Guide published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Mental health service transitions for young people [Children's and families services guide 44]

Children's and families services guide 44. This guide is for all staff working with young people with mental health problems who need to move from one service to another that is, to make a 'transition'. In the guide you will find underlying principles, information about making services accessible and easy to use, transition planning and practice, working together, and performance management and monitoring: all key areas where improvements will make a real difference to the lives of young people, their families and carers.

Lives less restricted: a report into the use of compulsory community treatment in Scotland

Report that reflects findings from a programme of visits to people who were subject to compulsory treatment orders with community based powers, i.e. who were not liable to be detained in hospital. The orders are referred to as Community Compulsory Treatment Orders (CCTOs).

The visits took place between November 2010 and March 2011.

Mental health care and the criminal justice system [revised and fully updated 2011]

This is the revised and fully updated version of Mental health care and the criminal justice system. This version of briefing no.39 was published by the Centre for Mental Health in 2011. This briefing paper examines the provision of mental health care for adults in the criminal justice system. It looks at what has been achieved to date and identifies priorities for further work. A separate briefing paper will also be published. The other briefing paper will examine the provision of mental health care for children and young people in the youth justice system