mental health problems

Scotland’s mental health and its context: adults 2009

Improving mental health is a national priority in Scotland. NHS Health Scotland was commissioned by the Scottish Government to establish a core set of sustainable mental health indicators to enable national monitoring. This report provides the first ever systematic assessment of the adult population’s overall mental health.

Recovering mental health in Scotland : report on narrative investigation of mental health recovery

This research draws on the experience of 64 people across Scotland to highlight factors that helped and hindered their recovery from long-term mental health problems.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, resources available for the year 2009 -2010

This Local Authority Circular sets out the resources available for the year 2009-2010 for the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards which come into effect on 1 April 2009 and provisional figures for 2010-2011.

100 ways to support recovery

Report advocating one hundred ways in which those working in the mental health sector can aid the recovery of people with mental health problems. In particular, it focuses on four key tasks, namely developing a positive identity, framing the mental health problem, self managing the mental health problem and developing valued social roles.

Response to the consultation on the extension and revision of direct payments regulations

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 provided for regulations extending direct payments. This consultation, held between August and November 2008, questioned people about revising the existing regulations to allow a greater number of people to take advantage of direct payments.

Services for Older People with Mental Health Problems

In this learning object you will have an opportunity to learn about the principal services available for older people at the primary, mainstream, secondary/specialist and tertiary levels by travelling down a virtual 'care pathway'. Along the way you will have the chance to test your knowledge of relevant statistics and will examine cross cutting issues and assessment. This object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages from this learning object.

The seeds of exclusion 2009

Report building on research into the causes and consequences of social exclusion and complex needs and concluding that, as these can vary by age group and region, identifying and understanding these characteristics can help services be better targeted.

Prevention of homelessness guidance

Document summarising the statutory duties of local authorities in Scotland with regard to preventing homelessness. It outlines the actions which local authorities should take to stop homelessness occurring and recurring.

Learning from Targeted Mental Health in Schools phase 1 pathfinders : summary report

The Office for Public Management was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to design and deliver a series of Action Learning Sets (ALS) to support 25 Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) phase 1 pathfinders. This report presents the key points of learning from the quarterly ALS summary reports and 11 interviews with people involved in delivering TaMHS.