Briefing summarising the key findings of a study of the First Step Trust (FST), a rehabilitation project within Broadmoor Hospital which prepares patients for employment after discharge. The study explored patients and clinicians experiences of FST and looked at how it contributes to successful discharge via the medium secure system.
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Paper looking at what vocational rehabilitation is and how it can benefit people with mental health problems, employers and the economy by enabling people with mental health problems to return to and remain in employment. It also considers how vocational rehabilitation can best be delivered and funded.
Paper examining the performance of the police in England in dealing with people with mental health problems who come into contact with them and concluding that police officers need more and better training in mental health issues.
Briefing paper explaining Individual Placement and Support (IPS), a method of helping people with mental health problems secure and maintain paid competitive employment. It outlines the evidence base for IPS and provides information on how to implement it.
Paper summarising the key organisational challenges facing mental health services in incorporating recovery principles into routine practice in mental health services.
Resource pack providing a range of information on mental health and its promotion and protection in communities and congregations. It contains practical activities and information to enable different church groups to discuss and debate specific subjects and concerns.
Report focusing on the treatment of mental health problems in prisons in England and Wales. Its research suggests a third of the spending on mental health services in prison is spent inefficiently and that, in general, prison mental health care is poor. It offers recommendations to rectify this situation.
Report presenting the findings of a study which investigated the continuity of care experienced by prisoners before and after release. It also makes recommendations as to how continuity of care between prison and the community could be improved.
Practice guidance for commissioners in the NHS, criminal justice system, local authorities and others, to help them improve outcomes for people with personality disorders.
The guidance provides information and suggestions on best practice drawn from pilot services and from service users, and is organised into four sections which provide information on: an overview of the broad context; key areas for effective commissioning; commissioning dedicated personality disorder services; and commissioning for groups with particular needs.
Sets out the results of a follow-up review of the 2005/06 national review of NHS adult community mental health services. Fifteen indicators were selected in the follow up review. National findings are presented showing the changes in trusts performance - improvement or deterioration - against each of the 15 indicators. The results are then discussed under three themes: access to appropriate care and treatment; involving people who use services; and recovery and social inclusion.