This section provides information about the commissioning 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 »
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 »
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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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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
This report published by Rethink explores why people with mental illness are dying needlessly and what needs to change. Read more »
This briefing paper, published by the Centre for Mental Health, examines the implications of each section of the NHS Mandate for mental health. 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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The Government has set out actions to improve mental health and wellbeing, the largest cause of disability in the UK which is closely connected with other problems, including poor physical health, education and work prospects. Read more »
This briefing paper, published by The King’s Fund, draws on examples of good practice to set out the 16 steps that need to be taken to make integrated care a reality. Read more »
England will host the International mental health leadership exchange in June 2014 which aims to support and improve mental health services by learning from experts from across the world. Read more »
A new competition calls for creative ideas and technologies that could mean mental illnesses are diagnosed earlier, and the disease better managed through a more tailored approach to care. Read more »
This guide is about the commissioning of public mental health interventions to reduce the burden of mental disorder, enhance mental wellbeing, and support the delivery of a broad range of outcomes relating to health, education and employment. Read more »
This guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) outlines the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from April 2013. Read more »
This framework measures the health outcomes and quality of care (including patient reported outcome measures and patient experience) achieved by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Read more »
This report provides an update on the implementation of the NHS Chief Executive’s report ‘Innovation health and wealth, accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS, published in December 2011. Read more »
The final report following the abuse of people with a learning disability at Winterbourne View sets out a programme of action to transform services for vulnerable people. Read more »