mental health services

Booklet intended as an aid for NHS managers and others in offering employment opportunities for mental health service users and improving working lives and job retention for all staff in their workplace. It provides good practice examples of employing people with mental health problems and contains practical tools to help implement organisational change.

Paper discussing how released prisoners may be helped to more easily access primary care services so their health needs can be addressed. It considers issues such as chronic disease, substance misuse, communicable diseases and mental health.

This report begins by asking why there should be investment in promotion and prevention. It then summarises what is known and gives examples of study findings on wellbeing, early intervention,, depression, suicide and workplace health promotion. Ongoing and future evaluations are noted and the need for more European assessments emphasised.

Report providing a profile of the population detained in medium and high secure hospitals in England. It also considers issues such as are forensic services an appropriate form of diversion and would social, community-based, interventions be more appropriate and cost-effective?

Paper examining the meaning and process of recovery as described by people with a severe mental illness and identifying a number of factors which support or undermine this. What is known about each factor is summarised as are the implications these have for health and social care practice.

This resource was produced by The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health which aims to improve the quality of life for people with severe mental health problems by enabling the development of excellent mental health services which are valued by users, carers and professionals. This briefing looks at using opportunities for inter-agency partnership in mental health.

Report assessing the case for diversion for offenders with mental health problems from a value for money viewpoint. It concludes from the evidence that well-designed arrangements for diversion have the potential to produce many benefits such as cost and efficiency savings within the criminal justice system and improvements in mental health.

Edition of the series "All in the mind" which looks at cognitive behavioural therapy and asks how effective a treatment it is for mental health problems.

This evaluative research study was commissioned to explore the implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (MHCT Act). A team of independent researchers including 8 mental health service users undertook the study, which lasted 2 years from September 2006.

Report providing a review of the inspection activities of HMIP in Scotland as well as reporting on the issues of severe and enduring mental health problems in Scotland's prisons and young offenders in adult establishments.