mental health problems

Working together to provide age-appropriate environments and services for mental health patients aged under 18

The new section 131A of the Mental Health Act is due to come into force in April 2010. This amendment will ensure that patients aged under 18 are treated in an environment in hospital which is suitable having regard to their age, with the purpose of preventing the inappropriate admission of children and young people to adult psychiatric wards. This briefing highlights how commissioners can work together to meet the new duty on age-appropriate accommodation in a timely manner.

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recording. Episode 2

Episode Two of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories 'There is more to me than my Mental Health', 'Paving my Own Way' and 'JR and Sue Ellen'. The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network.

National Service Framework for Children - Complex Disability

This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. This case studies is an exemplar of a child with complex disability.

A guide for the management of dual diagnosis for prisons

Dual diagnosis, the co-existence of mental health and substance misuse problems, has a higher prevalence in prisons than in the general community. T

his document provides good practice guidance to commissioners and practitioners on for the management of dual diagnosis within a prison setting.

Promoting mental health : a resource for spiritual and pastoral care

Resource pack providing a range of information on mental health and its promotion and protection in communities and congregations. It contains practical activities and information to enable different church groups to discuss and debate specific subjects and concerns.

Multi-Faith Resource for Healthcare Staff

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) produced this guide through its Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit. It was prepared for the guidance of the Spiritual Care Development Committee, a multi-faith group which represents the main faith and belief groups in Scotland and also includes representatives from chaplaincy, the health service and the Scottish Executive Health Department. The group is a forum for discussing ideas and issues concerning spiritual and religious care within NHS Scotland.

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recording. Episode 1

Episode one of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories Bring on Las Vegas and the Pink Cadillac!, The House that Recovery Built and It's Never Too Late.

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recordings. Episode 3

Episode Three of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories 'Tracky bottoms and trainers versus make-up and heels', 'Coming out of the fog' and 'Psychotic and proud'. The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network.

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recording. Episode 4

Episode Four of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories 'The evolutionary jigsaw', 'Doesn't time fly when you're depressed' and 'To hell and back'. The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network.

The future of mental health : a vision for 2015

Paper setting out the potential shape of mental health services in England in 2015. Among other ambitions, it sees services as more accessible, equal, more supportive of carers, producing better care planning, offering individual budgets and investing in service user groups.