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Economics, mental health and policy: an overview

Authors:
KNAPP Martin, et al
Publisher:
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
41p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This report summarises findings presented at Mental Health Economics European Network events in London and Brussels in September and December 2007. It highlights funding issues, assesses the merits of the case for investment in promotion and prevention, looks at how economic incentives might influence the balance of care, reflects on some implications of poor mental health for employment and productivity, focuses on further development of the European Service Mapping Schedule and, as an example, considers the challenges to be faced in two  countries, Turkey and Hungary, currently undergoing rapid economic and social transition.

Journal article

Advocacy project in Central Europe

Author:
KLEIN Judith
Journal article citation:
Breakthrough, 2(1), 1998, pp.19-25.

Reports on the Central European Mental Disability Advocacy Project (CEMDAP), whose mission is to promote the inclusion of people with both developmental disabilities and mental health problems. CEMDAP provides direct funding and support for non-governmental organisations.

Journal article

Empowering the people

Author:
JACKSON Catherine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 3(2), October 1999, pp.42-45.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Mental health service users in the emerging democracies of eastern and central Europe are beginning to make their voices heard. This article looks at self-advocacy and user organisations from former Communist countries, including Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Bosnia/Herzegovena.

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Caring for mentally ill people in Europe

Authors:
VAN OS Jan, NEELEMAN Jan
Journal article citation:
British Medical Journal, 5.11.94, 1994, pp.1218-1221.
Publisher:
British Medical Association

Despite legislation to harmonise mental health practice throughout Europe and convergence in systems of training there remains an extraordinary diversity of psychiatric practice in Europe. Approaches to tackling substance misuse vary among nations; statistics on psychiatric morbidity are affected by different approaches to diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders; attitudes towards mental illness show definite international differences. Everywhere, though, mental health care for patients with psychotic illness is a "cinderella service", and there is a general move towards care falling increasingly on the family and the community.

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A review of the research literature on serious violent and sexual offenders

Authors:
CONNELLY Clare, WILLIAMSON Shanti
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive. Central Research Unit
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
125p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Aims to provide a summary of current and recent UK and international literature on the sentencing of dangerous offenders and the subsequent management of these offenders, whether in hospital or prison settings, and upon release into the community. The research is divided by country, split up into those who use a community protection approach, those who use a clinical approach, and other jurisdictions. It concludes with an examination of the issue of compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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