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The new Mental Health Act: a guide to emergency and short-term powers: information for service users and their carers

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This guide is one in a series about the new the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, which came into effect in October 2005. This guide focuses on emergency and short-term powers. This guide is written for people who have a mental disorder, but it may be of interest to others including carers and advocacy workers.

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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Information about The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, which provides ways to manage the financial and welfare affairs of people who are unable to manage them for themselves. Suitable for professionals and lay people.

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The new Mental Health Act: an easy read guide

Author:
SCOTTISH CONSORTIUM FOR LEARNING DISABILITY
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
139p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

An easy read guide to the mental health act, a new law which says how you can be treated if you have a mental disorder, and also says what your rights are, is presented.

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Mental health and employment in the NHS

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
73p.
Place of publication:
London

This guidance is designed to provide advice to NHS employers on the retention and future employment of people who have experienced or are experiencing mental health problems. A key objective of the Government is to enable all disabled people, including those with mental health problems, to make the most of their abilities at work and in the wider society. It aims to do this by: providing active help for people to move into work; by taking the obstacles out of the benefits system; and by promoting equality and opportunity in the workplace. As the largest public sector employer in the country, the NHS should be making a significant contribution to delivering these objectives. This guidance confirms the strength of the Department of Health’s commitment to antidiscrimination principles. Its implementation will make a difference to the lives of healthcare workers who have experienced or are experiencing mental health problems; to their quality of life, their self-confidence and their work prospects.

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Explanatory guidance to the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Northern Ireland Office. Criminal Justice Directorate
Publisher:
Great Britain. Northern Ireland Office
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
45p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

The Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 came into force in February 2009, introducing a number of changes to the law to provide better protection for all against unacceptable sexual behaviour. This guidance, which is non-statutory and is not legal advice, explains the purpose of each new offence and provides information about how the offences are intended to operate in practice, to provide some additional information to those who work with the law or need to know more about it for other professional reasons. It covers non-consensual sexual offences, sexual offences against children, sexual offences against a person with a mental disorder, prostitution, and miscellaneous sexual offences.

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Delivering for mental health using self-help in primary care and community based services: a guide to everyday service delivery for mild to moderate psychological problems: lessons from the Doing Well by People with Depression programme

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This guide is an interactive practical approach to setting up supported self-help services for the treatment of psychological problems in a primary care/community-based setting. It has been taken from the learning and the evaluation of the Doing Well by People with Depression programme funded by the former Centre for Change and Innovation (now the Improvement and Support Team). Reasons for implementing a service are outlined along with definitions of self-help.

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Guidance on supervised discharge (after-care under provision) and related provisions: supplement to the code of practice published August 1993 pursuant to Section 118 of the Mental Health Act 1983

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health, GREAT BRITAIN. Welsh Office
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health/Great Britain. Welsh Office
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
27p.
Place of publication:
London

Guidance issued in relation to the Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995. Subject to Parliamentary approval. Accompanied by LAC(96)8.

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Statutory disclosure guidance

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Home Office
Publisher:
Great Britain. Home Office
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
6
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
2nd ed.

Revised statutory code of practice for chief officers of police to help them decided what police information to disclose during Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The revised guidance includes advice on disclosing information relating to mental health, and advises whether and when to include information about detentions in police cells or health-based places of safety when someone experiencing a mental health crisis comes into contact with the police. Information from Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks is used by an employer to decide whether someone is a suitable person to work with children or vulnerable adults. (Edited publisher abstract)

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No health without mental health: implementation framework

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
56p.
Place of publication:
London

In February 2011 the Government published No Health Without Mental Health, its cross-government, all-age strategy for mental health in England. This implementation framework sets out what organisations can do to make the 6 high-level objectives of the mental health strategy No Health without Mental Health a reality. The framework sets out what employers, schools, businesses, local authorities, housing organisations, voluntary groups and health and care organisations can do to promote good mental health, such as clinical commissioning groups appointing mental health leads, schools developing awareness programmes to help staff recognise pupils at risk, and employers supporting the mental health of their workforce. The framework also announces a new mental health dashboard, which will provide a picture of overall progress towards implementing the mental health strategy. The framework is in 4 parts: part 1 sets out what changes are needed to turn the strategy’s vision into reality; part 2 sets out how progress in implementing the strategy will be measured and reported; part 3 sets out what local organisations, both individually and collectively, can do to implement the strategy; and part 4 sets out how local action will be aided by Government and other national organisations.

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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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