mental health care

Report demonstrating how intermediate care services for people with common mental health problems who have greater support needs than primary care can satisfactorily meet can be developed. It shows how to assess the need for such a service, plan and set up a team and evaluate the impact of intermediate care.

The Care Quality Commission regulates health, mental health and adults social care in England. This document describes the design of the periodic reviews and special reviews and studies the Commission plans to carry out in 2009/10. Section 1 outlines the key influences on the design and topics of the reviews. Section 2 summarises how the approach differs from previous regulators and describes how the performance of commissioners will be assessed through periodic reviews. Section 3 provides a timetable of key activities and milestones for 2009/11.

Following the launch of the Scottish Government’s new policy and action plan for mental health improvement (MHI) for 2009-11, Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland an event was held to support the implementation. The meeting brought together key national agencies and partners with responsibility for mental health improvement, together with senior officials from the Scottish Government, local government and the NHS.

This resource is the British Association for Councelling and Psychotherapy's (BACP) website, which aims to be the leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy and an automatic reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling and psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.

Staff working in acute mental health inpatient units and supported housing projects often face difficulties in finding more suitable accommodation for their clients with mental health problems when the needs of these clients change. Service users stuck in inappropriate settings may be offered little choice of move-on housing, or may have to leave the area they come from to find something that meets their current needs. This briefing paper is the result of a recent study identifying a number of issues of concern in London, and suggesting strategies for tackling them.

Report that provides an overview of mental health services across Scotland and is the first in a series of planned reports in this area. Audit Scotland has carried out an overview to highlight areas for improvement and to identify priorities for future audit work. The report looks at mental health services provided by the NHS, councils, prisons, the police and the voluntary sector across Scotland for people of all ages.

These materials have been designed to support mental health workers to develop their recovery focused practice. They build on 'The 10 Essential Shared Capabilities (Scotland)' learning materials and are designed to provide further learning to enable mental health workers to work alongside service users as they create their own unique recovery journeys.

This practical toolkit sets standards for mental health professionals working with young people placed on adult mental health wards. The criteria have been developed in conjunction with young service users, parents, commissioners and practitioners in both Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) and CAMHS, and complement the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS) standard.

This episode of Radio 4's You and Yours series looks at different views on the diagnosis of ADHD in children. Tens of thousands of children in the UK are given powerful drugs to calm them down. Leo Mckinstry, writer for The Spectator is one of the many who suspect that we are making an illness out of ordinary childhood behaviour and creating problems of hyperactivity by confining children in their homes.

Report providing an evaluation of pilot work to integrate an understanding of inequalities in general and gender inequality in particular into the developing services of the South-West Community Health and Social Care Partnership. It addresses key questions about the pilot work and offers a baseline for the development of a methodology for further evaluations of inequality and gender sensitive practice in mental health service provision.