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Journal article

Playing it for real

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, October 2007, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The author asks whether the media is exploiting vulnerable people by using 'fly-on-the-wall' formats that show individuals lives unravelling on TV. Three out of the four programs nominated in this year's Mental Health Media Awards have used the approach.

Journal article

Doing it for themselves

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, June 2007, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The Expert Patients Programme has been adapted for mental health services. The course, available nationally, runs over seven weeks and aims to help those with mental health problems self-manage their condition.

Journal article

Learning together

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, November 2006, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The author visits the NIMHE award-winning Garage Project in Mirfield. The project, core-funded by South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust and Kirklees Social Services, uses computers to engage with people with mental health problems and help them towards training or employment.

Journal article

Goods and services

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, June 2004, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Investigates the main barriers to social inclusion faced by mentally ill people. Among these barriers are factors such as society's attitudes towards mental health, employment discrimination and debt.  This article also holds mental health professionals accountable for social exclusion; arguing that they provide a lack of financial advise and fail to recognise their clients lives outside of their condition.  In conclusion, it is asserted that change towards social inclusion will be realised if mental health services work together with mainstream agencies and organisations to combat discrimination, and for mental health professionals to have higher expections as to what people with mental health problems can acheive.

Journal article

Why not?

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, 2004, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Assesses the new initiative 'Building on the best: choice and equity in the NHS' and how it relates to patient choice in mental health services.

Journal article

Working well

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, May 2008, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

A new report on the health of the working age population in the UK, 'Working for a Healthier Tomorrow', highlights the importance of early intervention and better workplace support to cut the numbers of people claiming long term sickness benefits. This article looks at the problem and discusses some current initiatives.

Journal article

We do everything

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, April 2008, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Home treatment provides brief, intensive care at home as an alternative to hospital admission. This article describes the work of the older people's home treatment team based at Penn Hospital at Wolverhampton, winners of the NIMHE Positive Practice Award for innovative commissioning. Their model reduces the risk of dependency and also helps older people re-engage with their families and communities.

Journal article

Good in parts

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, September 2007, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The Mental Health Act 2007 passed into law on the 19th of July. This article looks at some of the fears of the Mental Health Alliance. The article highlights disappointments with the new community treatment order (CTO) and the Bournewood safeguards, which some argue does not provide sufficient independent safeguard.

Journal article

Quitting time

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, July 2007, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Since 1 July 2007 the smoking ban has applied to non-residential mental health units, such as day centres. Inpatient units have been given another 12 months to implement the ban and residential units that provide long-stay (six months or more) care are exempted. The author looks at whether mental health trusts are ready for the ban, and if they are prepared to provide patients with smoking cessation support.

Journal article

Great outdoors

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, June 2007, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The author reports on Mind's new 'ecotherapy' campaign to promote 'green' exercise. The campaign aims to persuade mental health and social services, PCTs and GPs to take seriously the evidence that exercise outdoors has a positive effect on mental health.

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