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Supervised community treatment: a guide for practitioners

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
91p.
Place of publication:
London

Introduced by the Mental Health Act 2007, Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) is implemented through the making of a Community Treatment Order and increases the range of options for mental health treatment in the community. This guide is intended for all those involved with patients who are being considered for, or are on, SCT, including mental health professionals working directly with patients. It describes the stages involved in deciding whether SCT is suitable and appropriate for the patient, covering patient eligibility and suitability, what conditions should be attached and the agreement to be reached before a Community Treatment Order is made, the care plan that should be available for the patient in the community and setting up treatment, managing in the community and how the patient will be monitored and supported, processes for recalling the patient and revoking the order, procedures to be followed to end SCT, and children and adolescents. This guide is not intended as a substitute for consulting the Act and Regulations, Code of Practice and Reference Guide, but as a quick reminder of all the issues.

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Training workbook for mental health administrators

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
20p.
Place of publication:
London

The aims of this workbook are to enable administrators to become familiar with the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 made by the Mental Health Act 2007 and to familiarise themselves with the new statutory forms, Code of Practice and Reference Guide, to reinforce the confidence they need to carry out their duties effectively, to provide an understanding of Supervised Community Treatment and the use of the powers underpinning it, to maintain administrators' ability to offer guidance to other professionals and hospital managers, and to enable them to carry out their duties under the legislation. The workbook covers the background to the legislation and guiding principles, the nine key changes (definition of mental disorder, criteria for detention, age appropriate services, professional groups and new ways of working, nearest relative, advocacy services, electroconvulsive therapy safeguards, Supervised Community Treatment, and referrals to the tribunal), statutory form and other changes, hospital managers' functions and power of discharge, and self-assessment.

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At home?: a study of mental health issues arising in social housing

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
88p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This report, based on original survey fieldwork, is intended to gather and express the views and experiences of housing staff on the challenges of working with individuals with mental health problems, and on what they would see as good practice in this field.  It builds upon, up-dates and extends a study conducted in the mid-1990s in a similar and neighbouring area . In addition, where there is a need and a desire for change – and it is clear from the findings so far that there is both – we need to appreciate better what the drivers for change might be, and what the restrictions or inhibiting factors.  This is best done at a local level.  This report will need to be followed by local dialogue between agencies to discuss the issues raised in their local context, and to consider the recommendations that follow.

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Celebrating our cultures: guidelines for mental health promotion with the South Asian community

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
London

Authored by the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and published by the Department of Health in December 2004, this guidance focuses on information specific to working with the South Asian community on mental health promotion. It includes a general introduction to mental health promotion, background demographic information, and considers key mental health issues for the South Asian population. Action points for developing a model for engaging with the South Asian community on mental health promotion are suggested with examples of initiatives.

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Scoping review on mental health anti stigma and discrimination: current activities and what works: executive summary

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

An executive summary of a review that aims to bring together pockets of expertise and experience about what works most effectively in changing people’s attitudes and behaviour towards mental health issues. It describes types of research evidence, principles underpinning initiatives and an overview of activities included in the review.

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The social work contribution to mental health services: the future direction: report of responses to the discussion paper

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
60p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This discussion paper, produced by the National Institute for Mental Health in England, is intended as a catalyst for an exchange of information, experience and ideas about the contribution of social work to mental health services. The paper aims to  inform the development of action plans to support the social work contribution to mental health services both now and in the future. The discussion paper generated a debate with commissioners, employers and social workers in primary, secondary and tertiary mental health and social care services on the contribution that social workers can make to the support and recovery of people of all ages in mental distress.

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Workbook to support implementation of the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
147p.
Place of publication:
London

This workbook, produced by the National Institute for Mental Health England (NIMHE), forms part of training materials produced to support the implementation of the 2007 Mental Health Act (MHA). These are intended to increase awareness of the new legislation and to be used as a tool to improve practice. The training material is aimed primarily for those working under the framework of the 1983 Mental Health Act in the statutory, volunteer and independent sectors. Focus is on changes introduced by the MHA and related provisions of the Code of Practice. The workbook includes several modules: one that provides an overview of MHA changes; one that covers the guiding principles; and four key change modules that cover in more detail all nine key changes to the MHA. The design of the workbook enables both trainers and participants to undertake the modules most relevant to their situation. A series of practical exercises are provided in the workbook.

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Independent mental health advocacy: guidance for commissioners

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
55p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This commissioning guide has been prepared for the introduction of Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services on 1 April 2009. Under provisions introduced by the Mental Health Act 2007, qualifying patients in England will have access to help from an IMHA. IMHAs are an important new safeguard that will help and support patients to understand and exercise their legal rights. This guidance is designed to support commissioners in preparing for this new statutory service by providing a reference document to the legal and practical issues to be considered when commissioning IMHA services. It outlines the statutory IMHA role, discusses good practice for IMHA services and outlines the commissioning process required to ensure high quality IMHA services are provided for qualifying patients. Equality issues are considered throughout the document.

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Training workbook for hospital managers

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
76p.
Place of publication:
London

This workbook aims to ensure that people have a clear understanding of the changes the Mental Health Act 2007 (MHA 2007) has brought to the MHA 1983. The MHA 2007 has changed the MHA 1983 in a number of important ways but has left unchanged the central role of hospital managers in the operation of the MHA. In particular, it retains the power for hospital managers, through their managers’ panels, to decide whether patients should continue to be detained. This workbook is aimed at those who sit on managers’ panels to help them understand the changes that will affect their role and the way they carry it out. The workbook aims to ensure understanding of the key elements of supervised community treatment and the different elements that managers’ panels need to consider when reviewing patient applications, extensions and barring orders. It explains the 5 guiding principles in chapter 1 of the revised Code of Practice, and also the 9 key changes in terms of the responsibilities of hospital managers and especially managers’ panels’ power of discharge. These key changes cover: the definition of mental disorder; criteria for detention; age appropriate services; professional groups; nearest relative; advocacy services; ECT (safeguards); supervised community treatment; and referrals to tribunal.

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Learning resource workbook for professionals working with children and young people

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
National Institute for Mental Health in England
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
141p.
Place of publication:
London

Focusing on the changes introduced by the Mental Health Act 2007 and related provisions of the Code of Practice, and setting these changes within the wider legal frameworks that affect the care and treatment of children and young people, this workbook is intended to support the learning of professionals who work with children and young people affected by mental disorder. The workbook provides an overview of the nine key changes to legislation brought about by the Mental Health Act 2007 (definition of mental disorder, criteria for detention, age appropriate services, professional groups and new ways of working, nearest relative, advocacy services, electroconvulsive therapy safeguards, Supervised Community Treatment, and referrals to the tribunal), and presents the changes as key steps in the pathway into and out of compulsion (coming into compulsion, making decisions, Supervised Community Treatment, ending compulsion), with activities for each.

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