mental health problems

Experiences of the early implementation of the Mental health (care and treatment) (Scotland) act 2003: a cohort study

This research study, commissioned by the Scottish Government Health Directorate, has evaluated the experience and perspectives of those with direct experience of, as well as those working with, the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (MHCT Act). A team of independent researchers including 8 mental health service users undertook the study, which lasted 2 years from September 2006.

Time trends in adolescent well-being : update December 2009 (Changing Adolescence Programme briefing paper)

Briefing paper presenting the results of secondary data analysis of a series of large British birth cohort studies to illustrate time trends in the emotional and behavioural problems of young people.

Impact of alcohol consumption on young people : a review of reviews

Report presenting the findings of a study which carried out a systematic review of the published review literature on the harms and benefits of alcohol consumption for children and young people. The quality of the evidence found is assessed as is its relevance to the UK population. Gaps in the research are also identified.

Rights, relationships and recovery : the report of the National Review of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland

This review gathered evidence from a variety of sources to examine the current and future contribution of mental health nurses in Scotland to meeting health policy objectives for the care and support of people with mental health problems.

It takes its place as part of a number of initiatives considering the nursing responses to the new health policy agenda in Scotland.

Reith lectures 2003 : The Emerging Mind

The Reith Lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the BBC to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Sir John (later Lord) Reith, the corporation's first director-general. The subject of the 2003 Reith Lectures was The Emerging Mind. Vilanyanur S. Ramachandran, Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition at the University of California delves into the mysteries of the mind, exploring questions of neuroscience and philosophy. This resource is part of the Open2.net website which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.

Delivering job retention services : a knowledge and skills set for employment advisory services located in primary care settings

Document specifying the skills and knowledge needed by workers filling job retention roles. It is aimed at anyone commissioning, providing and recruiting staff for employment retention services.

Access to justice: evidence of the experiences of adults with mental health problems

This is the report of a systematic review that was undertaken to investigate how adults with mental health problems experience civil, family and criminal justice. The findings are presented and discussed under the following headings: associations and characteristics of adults with mental health problems; services and agencies accessed by adults with mental health problems and their effectiveness; experiences, barriers and potential barriers to accessing justice for adults with mental health problems.

Hidden harm: Scottish Executive response to the report of the inquiry by the Advisory Council on the misuse of drugs

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs published 'Hidden Harm' which highlighted the plight of the estimated 41,000-59,000 children in Scotland affected by parental drug use. This resource describes the Scottish Executive's response to the challenges outlined in 'Hidden Harm'.

Adding life to years : report of the Expert Group on Healthcare of Older People

Report providing an overview of the major health problems of older people and their journey of care. It also looks into the question of possible age discrimination in NHS Scotland, points to examples of good practice and makes recommendations for improvements.

Hidden harm: responding to the needs of children of problem drug users

In this ground-breaking report, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs considers the impact on children of parental problem drug use. For the first time ever, it assesses the number of affected children in the UK.

It examines the evidence for significant harm to their health and well-being. It considers what is being done at present to help them and what more could be done.