mental health services

Paper analysing the services, staffing and expenditure required to realise the UK Government's policies on adult mental health services. Its analysis of the figures indicates that, by 2010/11, funded capacity for adult mental health care is likely to be around 77.5% of its required level.

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 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.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This is the second of a two part review of legal support for patients under the Mental Health Act. The first part of the review looked at the role of the solicitor in the representation of patients detained under the existing Mental Health Act 1983. This second part looks at the implications of the proposed new Mental Health Act on legal support of the patient. This resource appeared in the Mind publication 'Diverse Minds' magazine.

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.

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.

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.