News

Autism diagnosis needs to speed up March 2017 The average waiting time for an initial diagnosis of Autism is 5 years, a new survey has revealed. The results (some of which are summarised in this article) show that the diagnostic processes now... Read More →
Non-Pharmaceutical Management of Depression March 2017 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has issued a guideline for the non-pharmaceutical management of depression. It provides an assessment of, and presents the evidence base for,... Read More →
Guideline on the Management of Attention Deficit and Hyperkinetic Disorders March 2017 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network has issued a guideline on the management of attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders (ADHD/HKD) in children and young people. The guidance aims to... Read More →
Delivering Effective Cognitive And Behavioural Therapy For People With Depression And Anxiety March 2017 This document identifies the activities associated with the delivery of high-quality cognitive and behavioural therapy and the competences required to achieve these. It describes a model of the... Read More →
What Skills Can Service Users Expect Their CBT Therapists To Have? March 2017 A leaflet has been produced for the public on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is the therapy that will be used by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme to make... Read More →
Recommendations for children subjected to sexual exploitation February 2017 The child sexual exploitation health working group report makes recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. It is designed to help... Read More →
Recognition of depression in people of different cultures February 2017 Many minority group patients who attend primary health care are depressed. To identify a depressive state when GPs see patients from other cultures than their own can be difficult because of... Read More →
Mental Illness A Forgotten Generation February 2017 At least 50,000 people with serious mental illness have been forgotten by mainstream mental health services, according to not-for-profit organisation Rethink.

This 'forgotten generation' of... Read More →
Psychological wellbeing and work: improving service provision and outcomes January 2017 A recent report, commissioned by the Department of Health and the Department of Work and Pensions, explores how to improve employment and health outcomes for people with common mental health... Read More →
Priorities for essential change in mental health January 2017 On 20 January the Deputy Prime Minister launched the Mental Health Action Plan Closing the gap: Priorities for essential change in mental health. This document supports the mental health strategy No... Read More →

Resources

Physical Illness And Mental Health: Help Is At Hand - Booklet March 2017 Having a physical illness, and treatment for it, can affect the way we think and feel. A new booklet from the Royal College...
Psychiatric Times March 2017 Despite an increased prevalence of psychiatric conditions and a greater number of drugs available to treat them, mental...
Emergency mental health care checklist March 2017 GPs' role in planning and providing care for patients with mental health problems who access emergency care services is...
Working with Offenders with Personality Disorders February 2017 A guide for practitioners to working with offenders with personality disorders has been produced by the National Offender...
Nutrition and Dementia January 2017 A report, published by King’s College London Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care, highlights that...
Meeting needs and reducing distress January 2017 New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to clinical conditions has been launched. It is...
Rethink Mental Health Information And Support January 2017 Rethink gives practical advice and information about Mental Health issues such as

Different types of therapy and...
Mental health: priorities for change December 2016 The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a...
Suicide prevention report December 2016 The Department of Health has issued the first annual report on the suicide prevention strategy for England. The annual...
Review of quality and extent of dementia care December 2016 Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in England sets sets out what is known about dementia...
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