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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.

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.

"It takes a lot of courage": children and young people's experiences of complaints procedures in services for mental health and sexual health including those provided by GPs

Report that combines data from primary and secondary sources to produce compelling evidence about children and young people’s experiences of complaints systems, with particular reference to sexual health and mental health services, including those delivered by GPs.