mental health services

We need to talk : the case for psychological therapy on the NHS

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.

Child mental health: key to a healthier society

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.

Legal support for Black patients : part II

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.

Experiences of the early implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 : a cohort study

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.

Attitudes to mental illness 2009 : research report

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.

A resource for developing sexual assault referral centres: revised national service guide

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.

Common Mental Health Problems amongst Older People

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: overview of mental health services

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.

Mental health of Chinese and Vietnamese people in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet aims to shed some light on what is known about the Chinese and Vietnamese communities and their mental health needs and is intended for professionals, students, and members of the Chinese and Vietnamese community in Britain. Much of the information will be useful for mental health service users and carers.

London's prison mental health services : a review (Policy paper 5)

Report presenting the findings of a review which aimed to provide both an overview of mental health provision in London's prisons and an appreciation of the issues confronting those responsible for providing prison mental health services.