mental health

Study that seeks to identify cases where parenting difficulties are (perhaps loosely) assessed by child protection workers as constituting a ‘parental mental health problem’ and what criteria child protection workers use to assess these cases.

Report on how personal coping strategies and financial support help to moderate the impact of unemployment at a time of economic recession in Bradford.

It explores the impact of involuntary unemployment at a time of economic recession on people’s everyday life and mental well-being. It explores the relation between people’s experiences of unemployment and two sets of resilience factors: coping strategies and practical and emotional support.

Annual report findings for England, Wales, and Scotland, for suicide and homicide. The report covers deaths by suicide for the period January 1997 to December 2008; people convicted of homicide, presented by year of conviction between January 1997 and December 2007; and sudden unexplained death (SUD) in psychiatric in-patients for the period March 1999 to December 2007 (England and Wales only).

This toolkit brings together guidance, best practice examples, case studies, resources and literature to help tackle the stigma associated with children’s and young people’s mental health. Toolkit published by National CAMHS support service in 2010.

Recovery films and video clips from the Scottish Recovery Network. In February 2011 SRN hosted their sixth national conference, the National Gathering. The aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity for Network members to come together to share information and consider next steps for the promotion and support of recovery in Scotland. Delegates represented all groups with an interest in recovery and mental health, including those with lived experience, family and friends, and professionals.

Briefing paper on the way girls and women are being let down by the way in which antidepressants are currently being used to treat mental health problems.

Report that examines the current drug policy - prescribing methadone to drug addicts in the hope that this would replace use of street drugs, reduce street crime and cut criminal justice costs.

For more examples of Citizen Leadership, see the Gallery of Good Practice Examples in Citizen Leadership.

My name is Lorraine – I am a Peer Support Graduate, Artist and Poet who has lived experience of mental illness. I am passionate about making sure that people hear and understand the message of recovery.
I was keen to get involved in this project so that I could raise the profile of the reality of recovery from mental illness, even the most severe. I want to illustrate by example what people in recovery can and do achieve by way of making a meaningful contribution to a wider society.

This briefing looks at how senior managers can improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of parents with mental health problems and their families. Better joined-up working between services for adults with mental health problems and children’s services is essential to achieving this.