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Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health: policy statement

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2017
Place of publication:
London

This document describes the consensus statement of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health and provides a list of all signatory organisations involved. The Prevention is underpinned by an understanding that taking a prevention-focused approach to improving the public's mental health is shown to make a valuable contribution to achieving a fairer and more equitable society. (Edited publisher abstract)

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The mental health of children and young people in England

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
33
Place of publication:
London

This report describes the importance of mental health and wellbeing among children and young people and the case for investment in mental health. It provides statistics on prevalence of poor mental health and wellbeing and those most at risk. It also summarises statistics and evidence of what works to improve mental health in children and young people, including information on costs and potential savings. Information is included for: anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, self-harm and suicide. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Specialist substance misuse treatment for young people in England 2013-14

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
8
Place of publication:
London

Contains statistics on specialist substance misuse treatment for young people in England during 2013 to 2014. The data show how the specialist substance misuse services in England continue to respond to the needs of young people who have alcohol and drug problems. These services intervene to help young people overcome their substance misuse problems and prevent them from becoming problematic users in adulthood. Figures from the report reveal that: 19,126 young people received help for alcohol or drug problems; 71 per cent had cannabis as their main problem drug; and 79 per cent of young people left services having successfully completed their treatment. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Mental health promotion: return on investment tool

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2017
Place of publication:
London

This tool can be used to calculate the return on investment and economic benefit for eight different interventions to promote better mental health and prevent the development of mental health problems. It estimates the cost of providing the intervention and then estimates what future costs might then be avoided to different sectors. The tool builds the findings of the report 'Commissioning cost-effective services for promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of mental ill health' (2017). An accompanying user guide provides information about how to use the return on investment (ROI) tool. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Stocktake of local strategic planning arrangements for the prevention of mental health problems: summary report

Authors:
KING'S FUND, PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
30
Place of publication:
London

This high-level summary shows how local areas are currently incorporating mental health promotion and prevention of mental ill-health in their planning processes. The stocktake was undertaken by the Kings Fund, based primarily on a content analysis of key planning documents in 35 local areas. This included a random sample of 16 areas across England and 19 areas selected as possible examples of transferable effective practice. The stocktaken found all local areas included promotion of mental health and/or prevention of mental health problems in their planning processes at some level. Issues most commonly focused on included: preventative interventions at the start of life; reducing social isolation and loneliness; creating healthy workplaces and reducing unemployment; improving public awareness of mental health and tackling stigma; and supporting self-care. Issues that need to be strengthened in prevention planning included close partnership working at a local level and outcome measurement. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health: prevention planning resource for local areas

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
66
Place of publication:
London

This practice resource aims to support local areas in England put in place effective arrangements to promote good mental health and prevent mental health problems. It provides a 5-part framework to help effective planning for better mental health, covering: effective use of data and intelligence of needs and assets assessment; partnership working between local organisations; translating needs and assets into joint commitments; defining success outcomes; and leadership and accountability. Each section highlights actions and interventions that local areas can take to improve mental health. It also includes practice examples and links to further supporting resources. It is part of a suite of resources being produced as part of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health programme. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Better care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions. A guide for commissioners and service providers

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
66
Place of publication:
London

This guidance supports the commissioning and provision of effective care for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/drug use conditions. It is aimed at commissioners and providers of mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services. It also has relevance for support services that have contact with people with co-occurring conditions, including people experiencing mental health crisis. The guidance supports the principles of ‘everyone’s job’ and ‘no wrong door’, which emphasise the joint responsibility of alcohol and drug, mental health and other services to work collaboratively to meet the needs of people with co-occurring conditions. It encourages commissioners and service providers to work together to improve access to services which can reduce harm, improve health and enhance recovery, enabling services to respond effectively and flexibly to presenting needs and prevent exclusion. Links to additional resources are included. The guidance supports implementation of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and represents an action from the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat national action plan. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Mental Health Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) profile

Author:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Public Health England
Publication year:
2017
Place of publication:
London

An interactive online tool providing access to publicly available data on local metrics in the area of mental health. The metrics are organised across the six domains of: Prevalence and Incidence; Risk Factors; Protective Factors; Services; Outcomes and Quality; Spending and Return on Investment. The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) profile aims to support to support Health and Wellbeing Boards and other organisations interested in producing local mental health Joint Strategic Needs Assessments. The profile contains indicators at local authority, Clinical Commissioning Group, STP, GP practice, and ward level. The profile can be used to compare indicators within and between local areas, see trends and view results geographically. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Improving the physical health of people with mental health problems: actions for mental health nurses

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health, PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND, NHS ENGLAND
Publishers:
Great Britain. Department of Health, Public Health England, NHS England
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
61
Place of publication:
London

Drawing the available evidence, this resource provides practice advice to help mental health nurses to improve the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental health problems. It builds on work to ensure parity of esteem between mental and physical health by giving equal attention to the physical health of people with mental health problems as is given to the general population, thus reducing health inequalities. The document focuses on how to deal with some of the main risk factors for physical health problems. It focuses on eight key areas for action: smoking, obesity, improving levels of physical activities, alcohol and substance misuse, sexual and reproductive health, medicine optimisation, dental and oral health, and reducing falls. Each area discussed incIudes information on why mental health nurses need to take action, activities to achieve change, examples of good practice and a review of the evidence base for practice. The publication is relevant for mental health nurses working both in inpatient settings and in the community and focuses on adults with mental health problems. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Balancing act: addressing health inequalities among people in contact with the criminal justice system: a briefing for Directors of Public Health

Authors:
REVOLVING DOORS AGENCY, PROBATION CHIEFS ASSOCIATION, PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Publisher:
Revolving Doors Agency
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
20
Place of publication:
London

There is evidence that those who have or are at risk of offending frequently suffer from multiple and complex health issues, including mental and physical health problems, learning difficulties, substance misuse and increased risk of premature mortality. These underlying health issues are often exacerbated by difficulties in accessing the full range of health and social care services available in the local community. This briefing paper outlines the extent and multiplicity of health inequalities among people in contact with the criminal justice system. The briefing is intended to support Directors of Public Health as they assume significant new responsibilities for improving the health and well-being of their local population. It suggests positive action and approaches which Directors of Public Health could use to tackle the health inequalities of people in contact with the criminal justice system living in their locality. The aim is to understand their specific health needs; build on existing partnerships arrangements and forums in identifying risk factors and determinants associated with poor health and offending; and explore joint commissioning with partner agencies to tailor local services to meet this group’s needs. The briefing outlines key steps and promising practice examples from areas around the country which could offer significant health improvements among this group. (Edited publisher abstract)

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