News

Mental health aftercare in England and Wales August 2017 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... Read More →
NHS Mental Health Apps Library launched August 2017 NHS England has launched a ground breaking initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital... Read More →
GP Care Roles In Severe Mental Illness August 2017 Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) experience distress and disabilities in several aspects of life, and they have a higher risk of somatic co-morbidity. Both patients and their family members... Read More →
Mental health patients lack evidence that their rights have been explained June 2017 The regulator of health and adult social care is concerned that people across England are being detained under the Mental Health Act without their legal rights being discussed or explained to them,... Read More →
Guidance On Nominating A Consultee For Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent June 2017 Draft guidance has been published on how to identify an appropriate consultee for the purposes of section 32 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The guidance indicates how researchers should go about... Read More →
Problems with children’s and adolescents’ mental health services May 2017 In a report published on 5 November 2014, the Health Select Committee concludes that there are serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and... Read More →
Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk April 2017 Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery is linked to reduced risk of postpartum depression, says a perinatal psychiatrist, based on a new study. Read More →
Achieving better mental health access by 2020 April 2017 A recent report shows what action the government is taking to provide better access to care in mental health services within the next year, including national waiting time standards for the first... Read More →
Brief Encounters April 2017 Brief Encounters is a new free guide designed to support acute general hospital staff caring for patients who are in emotional crisis on top of their physical health needs. For some patients being... Read More →
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression April 2017 Founded in 1981, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) is a not-for-profit public charity that is primarily concerned with raising funds for the purpose of... Read More →

Resources

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...
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...
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...
Improving emotional wellbeing in postnatal care April 2017 This report looks into the experiences of midwives, maternity support workers, student midwives and mothers around the...
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...
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...
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...
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