mental health

New Horizons: towards a shared vision for mental health

New horizons: public consultation on a new vision for mental health and well-being to help develop the promotion of mental health and well-being across the population, improve the quality and accessibility of services, and to enable SHAs to deliver their regional visions, in a way that reflects the changed nature of the NHS.

Scotland’s mental health and its context: adults 2009

Improving mental health is a national priority in Scotland. NHS Health Scotland was commissioned by the Scottish Government to establish a core set of sustainable mental health indicators to enable national monitoring. This report provides the first ever systematic assessment of the adult population’s overall mental health.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, resources available for the year 2009 -2010

This Local Authority Circular sets out the resources available for the year 2009-2010 for the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards which come into effect on 1 April 2009 and provisional figures for 2010-2011.

Equality in later life: a national study of older people's mental health services

This study of older people's mental health services assessed available national data and visited specialist mental health trusts. The interview tool covered questions relation to several of the core standards used by the Healthcare Commission to assess trusts' performance. The key findings are reported in four main themes: age discrimination, the quality of inpatient care, the comprehensiveness of services; and working with other organisations (how specialist services worked with primary care, adult social services and acute hospitals).

Response to the consultation on the extension and revision of direct payments regulations

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 provided for regulations extending direct payments. This consultation, held between August and November 2008, questioned people about revising the existing regulations to allow a greater number of people to take advantage of direct payments.

Meeting the mental health needs of young people with learning disabilities

This resource was produced for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities’ Inquiry into the Mental Health Needs of Young People with Learning Disabilities. It is presented by two young people with learning difficulties who went on eight visits around the country to speak to other young people with learning difficulties.

Older people and mental health

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is for older people, but it is also relevant to their carers, relatives and friends. It explores how older people can maintain good mental health, and gives information on mental distress with an emphasis on the issues that may affect older people. Throughout this factsheet ‘older people’ refers to those aged 65 and over, although many of the issues covered, such as retirement, may be relevant to people under 65.

The chance of a lifetime: preventing early conduct problems and reducing crime

This paper examines the links between early conduct problems and subsequent offending. It makes the case for greatly increased investment in evidence-based programmes to reduce the prevalence and severity of conduct problems in childhood.

European Association for the Treatment of Addiction

European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA) is the umbrella organisation for the independent drug and alcohol treatment and aftercare sector. EATA represents services throughout the continuum of care. EATA is a registered charity, working to ensure that people with substance dependencies get the treatment they need. EATA works on behalf of its members alongside governmental bodies to help ensure improved access and quality of treatment for people with substance dependencies.

Mental health and employment

This report presents findings of a qualitative research project commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to investigate the relationship between mental health and employment. The research was conducted during 2007 by the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York and the Institute for Employment Studies.