Paper emphasising the importance to employers of mental health problems in the workplace. It attempts to pinpoint all the major effects of mental ill health and stress at work and quantify these in financial terms. It concludes that better management of mental health at work can avoid these costs and make good business sense.
mental health services
Report analysing public spending on mental health care in prisons in England in order to determine if mental health care standards for people in prison are equivalent to those enjoyed in the community at large. It concludes more investment is required in prison mental health services if equivalence is to be achieved.
Paper describing a study which aimed to investigate how personal narratives are used in Scotland to promote recovery and social inclusion by mental health service users.
Report investigating the availability of psychological therapies on the NHS in England and concluding more investment is required to widen access to a greater range of therapies along with a robust system of regulation and training to ensure high standards are maintained.
One in ten of school-aged children have a diagnosed mental problem, with only a quarter of them receiving specialist care recommended in NICE guidelines. The document discusses the scale of the problem and the financial consequences. It then looks at the cost-effectiveness of available treatment and the adequacy of services.
Mental health payment by results is a funding methodology which aims to predict mental health need and cost more accurately. The methodology involves identifying service users with similar characteristics (they are to be grouped into 21 "clusters") and will be allocated to groups using an assessment tool.
This practical guide contains 10 actions to help local areas prepare for mental health payment by results policy. The guide also contains a glossary of common terminology and a check-list to help commissioners of services.
Report presenting the findings of an annual survey of attitudes towards mental health problems among adults in England. The survey is designed to serve as a benchmark allowing measurement of whether attitudes are improving or worsening over time.
This learning object introduces you to some of the key facts and statistics about depression, dementia and long standing mental ill health. It explains who might be at risk of developing a mental illness as they grow older and why. It also includes information about people who have experienced serious mental illness such as schizophrenia throughout their lives and the main issues facing them as they age. This object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages from this learning object.
Key messages are presented from a study looking at mental health services provided by the NHS, councils, prisons, the police and the voluntary sector across Scotland for all ages. The study examines the accessibility and availability of mental health services and how much is spent on them.
The report provides an overview of mental health services and is the first in a series of planned reports in this area. The researchers carried out an overview to highlight areas for improvement and to identify priorities for future audit work.
This document A review of the use of offending behaviour programmes for people with mental health problems finds that many programmes are not adapted to the needs of people with mental health problems and that they fail to address the most common causes of offending, such as lack of a home and lack of a job.