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Mental health and deafness: an investigation of current residential services and service users throughout the UK

Authors:
McCLELLAND Roy, CHISHOLM Daniel, POWELL Stephen
Journal article citation:
Journal of Mental Health, 10(6), December 2001, pp.627-636.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare
Place of publication:
London

This study aimed to identify and assess all residential facilities that provide services to deaf people with mental health problems, and to elicit detailed information on the demography, clinical characteristics and service needs of the residents. The survey covered a total of 555 residents living in 44 centres, of whom 372 were deaf adults in the age range 16-65. Twenty facilities and 80% of their residents were assessed in more detail. Residents had high levels of functional impairment, with two-thirds having moderate or severe problems in at least one domain of personal functioning including cleanliness, cooking, shopping, use of transport and budgeting. The domains of social activity and risk of harm to self and others differentiated residents in psychiatric wards from those in staffed hostels.

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Is anybody there: a survey of friendship and mental health

Author:
WRIGHT Sarah
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
56p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Report of research exploring the experience of friendship in relation to mental distress. Begins by examining the experience of being a friend of someone in mental distress, discussing the impact on the friendship and the support available for carers. Then goes on to consider the situation of the person in distress: whether they disclose to friends, the responses they receive and the support that friends can give. Ends by analysing the nature of friendship and makes policy and practice recommendations.

Journal article

Friends in deed

Author:
WRIGHT Sarah
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 4(9), May 2001, pp.288-289.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Looks at the vital and unrecognised role friends play in supporting people with mental health problems.

Journal article

Work issues for young people with psychosis: barriers to employment

Authors:
BASSETT Jo, LLOYD Chris, BASSETT Hazel
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(2), February 2001, pp.66-72.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Young people who have had a mental illness face significant barriers to both gaining and maintaining employment. This Australian study uses a qualitative design consisting of two focus groups, to identify the issues experienced by young people diagnosed with psychosis wanting to gain employment. The themes identified in this study concern loss, low self-confidence and self-esteem, stigma, treatment issues, the need for support, and difficulties in identifying and achieving goals.

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Nicotine, alcohol and drug dependence and psychiatric comorbidity: results of a national household survey

Authors:
FARRELL Michael, et al
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Psychiatry, 179, November 2001, pp.432-437.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists

This study aims to report on consumption patterns of and dependence on nicotine, alcohol and non-prescribed drugs and to report on the levels of psychiatric morbidity in these groups. A national household study of psychiatric morbidity was conducted in England and Wales. This research compares the levels of psychiatric morbidity in the non-dependent and the nicotine-, alcohol- and drug-dependent cases. Results found twelve per cent of the non-dependent population were assessed as having any psychiatric disorder compared with 22% of the nicotine-dependent, 30% of the alcohol-dependent and 45% of the drug-dependent population. Concludes that there is a clear relationship between dependence on nicotine, alcohol and drugs and other psychiatric morbidity.

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Prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder in the British nationwide survey of child mental health

Authors:
HEYMAN Isobel, et al
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Psychiatry, 179, October 2001, pp.324-329.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder that appears to be underdiagnosed and under treated, despite the evidence for effective treatments. There are variable estimates of OCD prevalence in the under-16s and published rates give little indication of age trends. This study aims to establish the prevalence and associates of OCD in young people aged 5-15 years. Its uses a nationwide (UK) epidemiological study of rates of psychiatric disorder in 5- to 15-year-olds. Concludes that although OCD is rare in young children, the rate increases towards the adult rates at puberty. Children with OCD have additional psychosocial disadvantage. The majority of the childhood cases identified in this survey appear to have been undetected and untreated.

Journal article

Impact of the national minimum wage on disabled people

Authors:
SCHNEIDER Justine, SIMONS Ken, EVERATT Greg
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 16(5), August 2001, pp.723-747.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

The survey reported here found disparities in the impact of the introduction of the National Minimum Wage on disabled people. These were associated with age, gender, impairment and type of employment setting. The main determinant of whether individuals gained from the NMW was their status as claimants of welfare benefits. The authors also found evidence that paid hours had been reduced to implement the NMW with no net increase in earnings, possibly to enable people to enable people to retain benefits entitlements. They make recommendations about how the anomalies can be tackled. It may be unrealistic to expect the Act to have been implemented fully so soon after it became law and some of the anomalies found may eventually disappear. However, many of the inequalities uncovered by this survey are not addressed by the NMW, specifically those inequalities associated with impairment and gender.

Journal article

Poverty, social exclusion and mental health: a survey of people's personal experiences

Author:
BIRD Lisa
Journal article citation:
A Life in the Day, 5(3), August 2001, pp.4-8.
Publisher:
Emerald

Focus on Mental Health is a UK forum which was formed in 1993. It consists of representatives of leading UK mental health groups, who work together on common objectives. In 2000/2001, Focus was funded by the Department for Education and Employment to carry out a programme of work looking at issues around poverty and mental health. This article focuses on the results of a survey of people's personal experiences of mental health problems and living on a low income led by a sub-group of Focus members.

Journal article

Educating for mental health practice: results of a survey of mental health content in Bachelor of Social Work curricula in Australian schools of social work

Authors:
SHEEHAN Rosemary, RYAN Martin
Journal article citation:
Social Work Education (The International Journal), 20(3), June 2001, pp.351-361.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Health problems are amongst the most pressing encountered by social workers in practice. Health policy, largely through deinstitutionalisation, has placed mental health problems in the mainstream of health practice. One in 25 Australians will require professional assistance with mental health problems. Moreover, other professions are increasingly claiming that mental health is their area of expertise. Social work needs to reclaim this area as their own and hence it is incumbent on social work education to prepare students to practice in this area. As the second of a two-part survey of health and mental health curricula in Australian schools of social work, the findings of the survey on mental health curricula conducted in 1997 are presented in this article. Based on responses from 95% of the schools, nine of the 20 respondent schools were found to offer a separate mental health unit. The remaining 11 schools' coverage ranged from no coverage at all through to integration in other subjects. Overall it was concluded that the majority of students received a significant amount of input on mental health. A number of recommendations are made to improve mental health input including more skill development, greater local contextualisation, more attention to an anti-oppressive agenda, and more explicit links to field education.

Journal article

Challenging fundamental assumptions about mental health service users and work

Authors:
RINALDI Miles, HILL Robert
Journal article citation:
A Life in the Day, 5(2), May 2001, pp.5-10.
Publisher:
Emerald

New research challenges three commonly held assumptions; that mental health service users do not want to work, that work will make their condition worse, and that what they are really best suited to is sheltered work. Re-examines these assumptions in the light of interviews with service users and employers.

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