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Pathways to unlocking secure mental health care

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
Centre for Mental Health
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
60p.
Place of publication:
London

Secure mental health services provide accommodation, treatment and support for people with severe mental health problems who pose a risk to the public. This report examines the extent to which pathways into and through secure mental health services can be improved through the different security levels and ensure a better flow between prison and secure services. It is based on a review of current secure service provision carried out by the Centre and commissioned by the National Mental Health Development Unit. The report finds that secure mental health services vary widely across the country in terms of who they admit and what support they provide. Most patients spend longer than a year in secure hospitals, with a lack of community support for those who could be discharged a common cause of bed blocking. It also finds that little evidence is available about the long-term outcomes secure services achieve for their patients. The report makes 15 recommendations to make secure services more efficient and better value for money.

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The legal framework for the mental health care of children. Train the trainers materials

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Place of publication:
London

These notes and accompanying materials seek to assist those providing training to mental health professionals on the legal framework for the care and treatment of children and young people with severe mental disorders who may require specialist mental health care, such as admission to hospital.

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The costs of mental ill health

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
5p.
Place of publication:
London

This factsheet provides facts and statistics relating to the societal cost of mental ill health. It highlights the importance of early intervention and improved health service design and care pathways to provide more cost effective services.

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Mental health and employment

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
2p.
Place of publication:
London

This factsheet provides brief facts and statistics on mental ill health in the workplace. Information is provided on: mental ill health in the working population; mental health and employment; mental health and unemployment; stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

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Mental health and housing

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
2p.
Place of publication:
London

This factsheet presents facts and selected statistics on the connection between mental health problems, to housing issues and homelessness.

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BME groups and mental health: presentation and evidence to the Centre for Social Justice mental health review 18 October 2010

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
12p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Data shows that people from black ethnic groups are four times more likely to have psychosis than white people; were younger, more likely to be unemployed, to have left school at age 18 years or before; more likely to come from an unskilled social class and to claim adherence to some form of religion. Launched in 2005, the Delivering Race Equality in Mental Healthcare (DRE) programme was a five year action plan for achieving equality and tackling race discrimination in mental health services in England.  The DRE action plan required NHS services to deliver on three key aims by 2010: equality of access; Equality of experience; and equality of outcomes. This report highlights many of the known facts about mental health issues across the entire population, and makes recommendations for future action plans. It includes sections on parental mental health, violence and abuse, crisis resolution, early intervention and assertive outreach.

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Mental health and housing: resources for commissioners and providers: mental health and housing: housing on the pathway to recovery

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
36p.
Place of publication:
London

This resource tool has been produced to support health, social care and housing commissioners and providers who are seeking to deliver a more therapeutic pathway to recovery at lower cost. It starts from the premise that housing is recognised as a central part of the mental health recovery pathway. It is designed to support the continued development of a more outcome-based approach to commissioning on the one hand and a more integrated approach to service provision on the other. It is one of a series of papers commissioned by the NMHDU to help define the new relationships needed between NHS organisations and providers of housing related support services.

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Stigma and discrimination in mental health

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
5p.
Place of publication:
London

This fact sheet highlights stigma and discrimination in mental health services. It outlines how nearly nine out of 10 people (87%) with mental health problems have been affected by stigma and discrimination. More than two thirds of people with mental health problems (71%) say they have stopped doing things they wanted to do because of stigma. Even more (73%) say they have stopped doing things they wanted to do because of fear of stigma and discrimination. People with mental health problems say that stigma and discrimination affect all aspects of their lives: work, education, friendships, community participation, going to the shops, going out to the pub, talking to other people about their mental health problems. The report describes how mental health affects crime and violence, employment, economic costs and public attitudes and media reporting. The report suggests that stigma and fear can stop people seeking help at an early stage for their mental health problems.

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Working towards women's well-being: unfinished business

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
76p.
Place of publication:
London

Women’s Mental Health: Into the Mainstream (2002) described the mental health needs of women and, with its companion report Mainstreaming Gender and Women’s Mental Health: Implementing Guidance (2003), set out the necessary steps to improve services to meet their distinct needs. Underpinning these recommendations was the principle that gender-awareness should be integrated or mainstreamed into all planning, commissioning, developing, delivering and evaluating of mental health services. The report brings together an account of progress on implementation of the recommendations in providing gender-specific and gender-sensitive mental health services to meet the needs of women. It determines that developments in gender-specific service provision remain patchy, variable and vulnerable, although some significant advances have been made in recognising women’s special needs. The report draws upon 2 national surveys (in 2006 and 2007) of mental health trusts, a wide range of relevant government and national reports and evaluations, and evidence and observations from service users and third sector organisations. This report is likely to be of relevance to policy makers, commissioners, and service providers.

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Equalities in mental health

Author:
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT UNIT
Publisher:
National Mental Health Development Unit
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
9p.
Place of publication:
London

This fact sheet outlines some relevant facts and figures relating to inequality in mental health. It discusses race issues, age and sex discrimination, and inequalities with those with learning disabilities. It also highlights how these inequalities affect children and young people.

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