mental health problems

Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare

Guide about working with parents who have mental health problems and their children. It provides guidance on policy and practice and makes recommendations for key areas of professional education, workforce development and research. It also provides links to useful resources and contact details of relevant organisations.

Promoting mental health and well-being in later life: a first report from the UK Inquiry into Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life

Report presenting the findings and recommendations of a study which sought to find out what needs to be done to better promote good mental health and well-being in later life throughout the UK.

Evening the odds : employment support, mental health and black and minority ethnic communities (Briefing 35)

Paper examining evidence that people from black and minority ethnic communities benefit less than the wider population from mental health employment services and making some suggestions for improving this situation.

What's it worth? : the social and economic costs of mental health problems in Scotland

Report assessing the magnitude of the social and economic costs of mental health problems in Scotland and arguing that greater mental health promotion and prevention work could bring considerable benefits in the form of improved outcomes, increased recovery rates and decreased prevalence of mental health problems.

The Supporting People programme and mental health (Briefing 26)

Supporting People is a UK Government funded programme offering services to a wide range of people in need of assistance to live in their own homes or sheltered accommodation. This briefing paper sets out for staff working in mental health services the significance of Supporting People and the main issues it raises for them.

The neglected majority : developing intermediate mental health care in primary 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.

Feeling good : promoting children's mental health

Resource pack comprising a series of activity sheets designed to help parents, carers and others work with children to promote their mental health.

Evidence of Recovery : The 'Ups' and 'Downs' of Longitudinal Outcome Studies

This is the fourth in a series of discussion papers designed to help generate debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems in Scotland. This discussion paper provides an overview of some of the findings of longitudinal mental health outcome studies that have been conducted in the course of the few last decades in different countries and with different patient groups.

The role and potential development of peer support services

This discussion paper from the Scottish Recovery Network concentrates on a developing model of peer support where peer workers are employed and trained as peer workers specifically because of their own lived experience of recovery.

Redesigning mental health day services : a modernisation toolkit for London

The London Development Centre, with the support of the Mental Health Foundation, set up the Day Services Modernisation Task Group, drawing on expertise from London’s statutory and voluntary providers, and service users. This modernisation toolkit is the main output of the group. London’s day services, like those found in the rest of the country, represent a broad mix of voluntary, statutory, independent and community based service providers.