This section provides information about mental health service improvement.
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 »
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 »
Are you involved in Mental Health within the UK?
Are you interested in hearing the latest developments around Mental Health?
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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Expressions of Interest invited for Southern Health Research Day 28 Jan 2014 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 »
National Personality Disorder training and Train the Trainer training for 2013 and 2014. Open to individuals and professionals. 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
This report published by Rethink explores why people with mental illness are dying needlessly and what needs to change. Read more »
This report, published by the Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing, sets out clearly the ways in which police forces and health services across the country can work together to prevent more tragic deaths in custody. 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 »
The Department of Health has announced that new funding of up to £2 million is to be available for new handheld computers to boost children’s mental health services. The new devices will be rolled out to 42 sites across England. Read more »
This briefing paper, published by The King’s Fund, considers the role and value of volunteers in health and social care. Read more »