mental health services

This At a glance briefing discusses the implications of integration for people who use services, practitioners, organisations and researchers. It summarises implications identified in SCIE research briefing 41 Factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services (Cameron et al, 2012). The research briefing updates a previous systematic review on this topic (Cameron and Lart 2003), and focuses on jointly-organised services for older people and people with mental health problems.

Range of resources to support positive transitions into accessible age appropriate services for young people who have significant emotional, behavioural or psychological problems and are in need of, or receiving, a mental health service in the community or an inpatient setting.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is primarily for professionals and students and members of the South Asian communities in Britain. Much of the information will also be useful for mental health service users and carers.

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA and includes details of their 'Training for Trainers' session, information about elder abuse, Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002, some health and safety issues and details of useful organisations.

Imprisonment for Public Protection is an indeterminate sentence given to offenders who are categorised as 'dangerous' but whose offences do not carry a life sentence. This report presents the findings of research carried out on the mental health of IPP prisoners and makes recommendations to address problems identified.

This is the Samaritans website. Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Paper looking at the issue of how GPs can offer patients effective support to return to work following the issuing of a medical certificate due to mental health problems. It recommends a four-stage approach which involves appropriate therapy, an assessment of fitness to work, communication with employers and a back-to-work plan.

This report presents the findings from the evaluation of the Targeted Youth Support Pathfinders (TYSPs). The policy was developed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to ensure that young people in need of support receive a genuinely personalised package of support, at the earliest possible opportunity. The evaluation was designed to capture the impact of the service reforms at the level of infrastructure, professional working practices, individual young people and overall outcomes.

Report describing the obstacles to court diversion schemes for offenders with mental health problems in England and Wales and arguing that early and more structured interventions by the health care and justice systems would improve care and reduce the cost of crime. It identifies examples of good practice in this area in England and Wales and points to the potential of a new model in mental health courts.

Report reviewing the progress and achievements of the Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life Programme which aimed to identify and encourage factors which bring about healthy ageing. The programme consisted of three strands, namely research and dissemination of knowledge, capacity building and resource development.