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Social exclusion and mental health promotion: an inextricable link?

Author:
MURRAY Michael
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 3(3), September 2001, pp.25-32.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Discusses the concept of health and stresses the inherent value of mental health to our general well-being. Using New Labour policies to fight social exclusion as an example of government policy, and the position of people with mental health problem as a socially excluded group, it criticises the policy initiative undertaken so far as being simplistic in nature, supportive of conventional lifestyles and failing to redistribute in come. The results of such policies, it is argued, will be a continuation of social exclusion for a range of disadvantaged groups. If health for all is to be achieved, a socially inclusive society is required.

Journal article

Mind over matter

Author:
DOBSON Alex
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Guide, 9, December 2001, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Care and Health

In December 2000 the Government published a mental health White Paper to radically reform existing legislation, including doing away with the prominent role that social workers held in sectioning decisions. Reports how, one year on, professionals in the sector are still adamant that social work input is an important ingredient in care for most mental health users.

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Detained: SSI inspection of compulsory mental health admissions

Author:
SOCIAL SERVICE INSPECTORATE
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
66p.
Place of publication:
London

Social Services Inspectorate report for the Department of Health. Study based on inspection of 10 local authorities.

Journal article

Time for an incapacity act? The case against another Mental Health Act

Author:
SULLIVAN Danny
Journal article citation:
Young Minds Magazine, 52, May 2001, p.17.
Publisher:
YoungMinds

Argues that the Government's plans for a new Mental Health Act are inherently discriminatory and suggests it is time, instead, for an Incapacity Act applicable to everyone, not just those with a mental illness.

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The National Institute for Mental Health in England: summary consultation

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN ENGLAND
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
10p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

The National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) is being created to help frontline staff in health and social care implement policy to improve outcomes for people using mental health services. This publication summarises the consultation and contains a questionnaire.

Journal article

Mix 'n' match?

Author:
JOHNSTONE Lucy
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 110, July 2001, p.16.
Publisher:
MIND

Argues that the National Service Framework does not do enough to challenge a biomedical view of mental ill-health.

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Social inclusion and mental health

Author:
SAYCE Liz
Journal article citation:
Psychiatric Bulletin, 25(4), April 2001, pp.121-123.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Editorial looking at the relationship between social exclusion and mental health. Also looks at current government policy initiatives and how they are tackling the problem.

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Promoting children's mental health within early years and school settings: guidance

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education and Skills
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
58p.
Place of publication:
Nottingham

This guidance has been written for local education authorities, schools, early years settings and child and adolescent mental health services. It has been produced as a result of the increasing recognition of the importance of promoting children's mental health within early years and school settings, and the emotional well being and the importance of working together to achieve this.

Journal article

State funded continuing care for the elderly mentally ill: a legal and ethical solution?

Authors:
SIMMONS P., ORRELL M.
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16(10), October 2001, pp.931-934.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Editorial focusing on recent developments and current debate on the provision of state funded long term nursing care for older people.

Journal article

Principles not prejudices

Author:
ROWDEN Ray
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.2.01, 2001, p.14.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author argues that if the White Paper to reform the mental health system is to succeed, the government must listen to the views of patients and not the opinions of the media.

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