Scottish Executive document laying down the standards expected of mental health officer services in the following areas, responsive services, referral, assessment and admission procedures, care planning and care management, interagency collaboration, equitable provision and anti-discriminatory practice, staff training and development and organisation and management.
mental health services
This resource is a brief summary of the research programme and report 'Making us count' by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The research centred on four projects, covering a wide range of young people. The starting point for all the projects was the young people themselves – their thoughts, their feelings and their views.
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.
Document outlining the Scottish Executive's strategy and commitments for improving mental health services in Scotland.
The approach adopted is a functional one which focuses on the key elements of services which need to be in place at each stage of care so that clinicians, service users and carers can be clear about what needs to be delivered.
Report of a study which aimed to evaluate the implementation of the MHCT Act through an in-depth exploration of the experiences and perceptions of service users, carers and different health and social care professionals and advocacy workers, and a consideration of stakeholders' views in light of those expressed before implementation of the Act.
Guide listing and describing the minimum elements essential for providing high quality sexual assault referral centres for victims of sexual violence and sexual abuse in England, including forensic medical examination.
Document laying out the priorities for the next stage of the National Service Framework for older people in England which are grouped under three themes, Dignity in Care, Joined-up Care and Healthy Ageing.
This stage comprises ten programmes driven nationally and spans the second half of the ten-year National Service Framework.
Annual report of the Richmond Fellowship Scotland, a charity providing community-based services for people who require support in their lives. The services work in person-centred ways to offer choice, promote inclusion and maximise ability.
The background and policy framework is explained. Offenders' problems gaining access to adequate health and social care services are outlined. Sections then discuss understanding offenders' needs, removing barriers to access, engaging with offenders and training and developing the workforce.
Document reporting the discussions and conclusions of a MindThink seminar held to deliberate issues surrounding the meaning of autonomy and risk in mental health care.