This section provides information about the role of partnership working in the planning, commissioning and delivery of mental health services.
This is a collaborative aimed at reducing suicides in the south west region to zero by 2018. It is built on the work carried out by Ed Coffey M.D., and his team in Detroit a few years ago, and the work in the U.K. involves a large collaborative of people in the south west. Read more »
Focusing on where and how psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking are playing a role
in helping to shape the current provision of psychological services. Read more »
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is asking people who have experienced a mental health crisis within the last two years and tried to get help from their local services to tell them about the help, care and support they received. Read more »
From the NSUN site: The report Service Users’ Experiences of Recovery under the 2008 Care Programme Approach has been available since February. It is a report from service users about the effectiveness of the Care Programme Approach in promoting recovery. The Checklist of Good Practice from service user participants is available as a separate handout.… Read more »
NSUN asked Mr Clegg why, after three years of his government’s mental health strategy, suicides, compulsory treatment orders, prescriptions and sections under the Mental Health Act were all at record levels and rising. Read more here.
Breakthrough report from UKCP reveals for the first time that the detrimental impact of mental ill-health on our quality of life is ten times worse than the impact of any other health condition. Read more »
This event is published on the Alliance site for information purposes only. Its presence should not be taken to imply any endorsement of this, or other such events. Mental Health: Delivering Improved, Integrated and Accessible Services27th February 2014: The Monastery, Manchester Are you involved in Mental Health within the UK? Are you interested in hearing… Read more »
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Learn what action is being taken to tackle the underlying causes of mental ill health by putting the emphasis on early intervention and prevention strategies.
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Royal College of Psychiatrists seeks more service user and carer volunteers in South West division. Read more »
The report ‘We still need to talk’ is published, which tells us that a third of people with the most severe mental illness are not offered talking therapy by the NHS. Yet evidence shows that when people do get help, it improves their health and helps make recovery possible. Read more »
Devon Recovery Fair is the first event organised by Ripple Effect Devon – led by people with lived experience of addiction. Read more »
Peer support has been the subject of much discussion nationally, this is a report written by people with personal experience of mental health issues, after extensive research. The full report can be found here The executive summary here
Pat’s Petition and CarerWatch have been looking at Employment Suppor t Allowanc e(E S A ) for a long time and have published a stat ement which out lines theirconclusions.Pat’s Petition and CarerWatch think the groups don’ t reflec t t he spectrum ofdisabled people and therefore the Work Capability Assessment (WCA ) is shoehorning … Read more »
From Centre for Mental Health Website: For most of us, having paid work is essential for wellbeing and financial security. But, as this briefing finds, for many people who require some support to get into work, especially those with mental health problems, the right to employment support is not being upheld and numerous barriers remain.… Read more »
This report discusses the impact of a very successful six-month programme of dance and mental health interventions led by Mean Feet Dance across Somerset. Read more »
From the flyer: Families have long been neglected in service responses to people with mental health difficulties. However, for many people, reclaiming a ‘life worth living’ depends on having particular sorts of supportive relationships with significant others – which may not be easy given the stresses and anxieties that mental health issues can bring up for all concerned. This… Read more »
This autumn there are two free events in Liverpool and Bristol – bringing together people with lived experience of mental health problems to share their experience, knowledge and opinions. Come along to meet others and talk about how you can influence local decisions, change attitudes and find out about the new NHS structures and… Read more »
This strategy sets out the principles of recovery and how Devon Partnership NHS Trust plans to further embed these principles in its work. Read more »
This briefing paper, published by The King’s Fund, sets out ten priorities for commissioners to help them to deliver a sustainable system in the face of the most challenging financial and organisational environment seen in decades. Read more »
This report, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, sets out a definition and vision for how to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health in practice.
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