The Care Programme Approach was introduced in England to ensure services met the needs of people with mental health problems and a concurrent learning disability (dual diagnosis). The CPA implementation was patchy and services failed to work in partnership. Login using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
General practice is typically the first point of access to healthcare. However, emerging models of providing mental health services in primary care are poorly understood. Login using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
Empirical evidence for the effectiveness of community treatment orders (CTOs) is at best mixed. We examine CTOs through the prism of human rights and discrimination, bearing the evidence in mind, and argue that a necessary condition for their use is that a person lacks decision-making capacity. You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
Objective: The aim was to illustrate uses and experiences with the secure e-recovery portal “ReConnect” as an adjunct to ongoing community mental health care and explore its potential role in shifting practices toward recovery.
Most studies investigating the effectiveness of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) use readmission to hospital as the primary outcome. Another aim of introducing CTOs was to improve continuity of care. Our study was a 3-year prospective follow-up which tested for associations between CTOs and continuity of care.
The new Community Mental Health Liaison Service (CMHLS) will replace the current primary mental health service (PMHS) in West Sussex and build on the existing expertise of the professional network currently working with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health conditions. Advice, risk screening and information sharing are key components of the new service.
The team will consist of Mental Health Practitioners located across West Sussex who are employed by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The Recovery Cafés – which are being launched by London based charities Hestia and CDARS open their doors on Friday, 7 April.
This innovative new service will complement the diverse portfolio of mental health services provided, supporting individuals in mental health crisis to reduce their immediate anxiety, formulating individual plans to support their mental health and thereby reducing the likelihood of requiring assistance from local accident and emergency services.
Parents and their babies can now access a new drop-in to meet with others and to talk to a specialist about their mental and emotional health.
The prop-in is for parents and babies under the age of one to meet and will be facilitated by a Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Specialist working for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Along with changing the way appointments are made, the
service introduced text, postal and telephone reminders to reduce the number of appointments missed because they were forgotten.
Now the service is exploring the introduction of a text cancellation option for patients so their appointment slots can be offered to
others and they can be given an alternative more promptly.
Closure of Acute Day Hospital and expansion of Home Treatment Team including range of group treatments including art therapy, talking treatment groups and rolling programme of education and advice sessions.
ecovery staff in Milton Keynes are going “mobile” to check on the physical health of people with mental health conditions.
They are visiting patients from community mental health services at their homes to take various health checks, such as blood pressure, blood tests and discussing lifestyle choices at the same time as care co-ordinators visit patients to check their mental health.
The aim is to support people to adapt to the idea of having physical health checks in mental health services.
Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) provide a legal mechanism for competent adults to document care preferences and authorize a surrogate to make treatment decisions. In a controlled research setting, an evidence-based intervention, the facilitated psychiatric advance directive (FPAD), was previously shown to overcome most barriers to PAD completion. This study examined implementation of the FPAD intervention in usual care settings as delivered by peer support specialists and nonpeer clinicians on assertive community treatment (ACT) teams. Login at top right hand side of page using your SSSFT NHS Athens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
This quality standard covers community engagement approaches to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, and initiatives to change behaviours that harm people’s health. This includes building on the strengths and capabilities of communities, helping them to identify their needs and working with them to design and deliver initiatives and improve equity.
Tower Hamlets Early Intervention Service (THEIS) provides high quality, skilled care and support to adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis and their families. The Tower Hamlets Early Detection Service (THEDS) is an innovative team working alongside THEIS to identify and support individuals who are at high risk of developing psychosis, in order to bring down duration of untreated psychoses in the borough, build resilience and prevent development of symptoms where possible.
First Response service offers mental health crisis support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to vulnerable people needing urgent crisis support. Accessed through a single phone number people in crisis can ring for help from trained staff, who can identify the most appropriate course of action.
It is fast approaching two years since Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust first launched the First Response service, which offers mental health crisis support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to vulnerable people needing urgent crisis support.
LYPFT South CMHT has been progressive and innovative in their thinking. This is in terms of developing links with their third sector agencies in delivering Mental Health support in the community, through the evolving role of the Creative Practitioner.
The role of the Creative Practitioner is to work in a collaborative manner with users of services and community organisations, in taking a holistic approach to someone’s mental health needs.
The INTEGRATE approach is characterised by engaging young people through activities that they set up themselves and getting referrals through peers and friends. Psychological therapies are offered as part of the activity of the projects alongside help with practical problems such as housing, money and work. And the projects seek to ‘bridge’ young people out to other local services and bring about change in local communities more widely.
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