mental health

Mental health and youth justice : fact sheet 10

This fact sheet 10 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It provides information about mental health and social justice.

Turning young lives around: how health and justice services can respond to children with mental health problems and learning disabilities who offend

Briefing paper that has been prepared for youth justice professionals and practitioners, local government directors of children’s services and lead members, directors of public health, clinical commissioning groups and healthcare.

It will help to inform the development of Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies. It will be of particular use to those involved in commissioning services, and for those concerned to ensure that the particular needs of children who offend, especially those with mental health problems and learning disabilities, are recognised and met. 

Mental health strategy for Scotland 2012-2015

Successor document to Delivering for Mental Health and Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland. It builds on that work as well as on policy and service improvements taken forward alongside those main policy documents.

Recovery, public mental health and wellbeing

Paper that outlines how public mental health and the growing ‘wellbeing’ movement can contribute to one of the key challenges for recovery: increasing opportunities for building a life beyond illness (Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, 2009a), keeping in mind the principles of respect for people’s self determination, choice, control and potential, as well as for support that does not undermine citizenship.

Infant mental health: a national picture 2012 - presentation slides

Presentations from Infant Mental Health conference held in March 2012 in Irvine, Ayrshire.

It includes an introduction to infant mental health for professionals working with, or on behalf of, children and families in any capacity.

Infant mental health: a national picture 2012

Report that summarises the Infant Mental Health conference held in March 2012 in Irvine, Ayrshire.

It includes an introduction to infant mental health for professionals working with, or on behalf of, children and families in any capacity.

Infant mental health: a guide for practitioners

Guide that will be of interest to those working with infants, their parents and carers, and those engaged in educating children, young people and adults in issues around childcare and parenting.

Family Action Perinatal Support Project

Report on the Family Action Perinatal Support Project which was established at four sites across the UK in 2010 and evolved from the early work of Newpin. The aim of this service was to offer women experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression support from volunteer befrienders who had experienced such perinatal mental health problems. A total of 86 volunteer befrienders were recruited and trained, and the service was provided to around 189 women during the study period.

Recovery, personalisation and personal budgets

Paper that explores the links between recovery and personalisation and demonstrates how both are part of a common agenda for mental health system transformation.

Mental capacity and the Mental Capacity Act 2005: a literature review

Literature review carried out to collate academic literature relating to mental capacity issues and to the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.