mental health services

Work and wellbeing: developing primary mental health care services (Briefing 34)

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.

Targeted youth support pathfinders evaluation: final report

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.

The Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life Programme 2003-2006

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.

Physical health in mental health: final report of a scoping group

This is the final report of a scoping group that aimed to explore a range of issues concerning the general health of people with mental health problems with a view to making recommendations to the Council of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The report begins by introducing the scoping group, its key recommendations and an overview of physical health in mental health care.

The shape of primary care in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Report describing the structure of primary care services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the population they care for. It also looks at what these services do and their capacity to respond to population health needs. Finally, it highlights future challenges facing primary health care services.

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.