Mental health aftercare in England and Wales

August 2017

Mental Health

Country of origin: UK

From 1 April 2015 the local authority responsible for mental health aftercare services, under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act), is now normally the one where the person was ordinarily resident immediately before they were detained under the Act.

A recent document provides details about arrangements for referring disputes over ordinary residence in cases where one or more authority in dispute is in England and one or more is in Wales.

These arrangements only apply where services are provided under section 117 of the Act.

Resources

Helping People Who Are Unable To Make Some Decisions For Themselves October 2017 This booklet is one of a series of six on the Mental Capacity Act published by the Mental Capacity Implementation Programme...
Best Practice In Managing Risk October 2017 This framework is a guide for mental health professionals working with service users to assess risk. It underpins risk...
People With Mental Health Problems Need Extra Cessation Support October 2017 According to a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, government efforts are needed to ensure that people...
Guidance on medication and learning disability behavioural problems October 2017 The University of Birmingham, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and MENCAP, have published the first national guideline...
A positive start to healthier minds September 2017 The National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being includes extensive sections on Early Years and Children &...
Website uses scientific testing to increase happiness September 2017 A professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Martin Seligman, PhD, has developed a series of scientifically...
Debt and Mental Health August 2017 One in three people with a serious mental health problem are in debt. A new booklet provides practical advice for health...
Mental Capacity Act Directory August 2017 The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published a new Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory, an online collection of...
Medicines Management Is Everybody?s Business July 2017 A leaflet has been published which aims to empower service users and carers to ask relevant questions about medication and...
Website attempts to reduce teen suicide and depression April 2017 Attempted suicide continues to grow among teenagers and girls are at greatest risk, according to a suicide prevention...
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