Mental Health Act: A focus on restrictive intervention reduction programmes in inpatient mental health services – Care Quality Commission

This resource that shares examples of good practice around reducing the use of restrictive practices. These practices include the use of restraint, seclusion and rapid tranquilisation. They also include wider practices: for example, preventing a patient from accessing outdoor space.

Mental health services for post-16 students in England: (Briefing Paper 8163) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing that outlines recent studies on the mental health of students, Government mental health policy for students, support in further and higher education providers, the legal duties of providers and discusses issues raised. It finds that young

Psychosocial pathways and health outcomes: Informing action on health inequalities – Public Health England

Unequal distribution of the social determinants of health, such as education, housing and employment, drives inequalities in physical and mental health. There is also extensive evidence that ‘psychosocial’ factors, such as work stress, influence health and wellbeing. This report highlights the current

Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical

A framework for mental health research – Department of Health

This framework provides a collective view of how mental health research should develop in the UK over the next decade. It sets out a structure to improve co-ordination and strengthen the focus on areas where mental health research is likely

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2013–15 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

This report, the fourth MBRRACE-UK annual report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity, includes surveillance data on women who died during or up to one year after pregnancy between 2013 and 2015 in the UK. In addition, it also includes

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper – Department of Health and Department for Education

Outline of the government’s proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England.  They propose: Encouraging schools and colleges to designate a mental health lead. Setting up mental health support teams to work in schools. Piloting

Unlocking a different future: An independent evaluation of Project Future – Centre for Mental Health

Project Future has looked at the lived experience of young marginalised men with experience in the criminal justice system, often labelled ‘gang-affiliated’ and who have had poor access to services. It identifies that NHS, local authorities and others should offer

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: A mental health toolkit – NHS England

This document, focusing on the mental health inpatient healthcare setting, is part of a suite of toolkits for The Fifteen Steps Challenge, which focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions as a measure of

Local suicide prevention planning NationalSuicide Prevention Alliance Supported by A practice resource

This practice resource is to support local authority public health teams to work with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), health and wellbeing boards, the voluntary sector and wider networks of partners to develop or update local suicide prevention plans and embed work within local

Room to improve: The role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better

This systematic review of the best recent scientific evidence on how home adaptations can contribute to improving later lives. It shows that minor home aids and adaptations can greatly improve quality of life for people who are losing mobility. For example,

Depression in children and young people: identification and management: Clinical guideline [CG28] – NICE

This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years. Based on the stepped care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild, moderate and severe

The future of the mental health workforce – Centre for Mental Health

This report presents the key findings from a review of: The current workforce in specialist, NHS funded mental health services in England; Current policy and its impact on the future workforce; The views of people who work in and use mental health

Access And Waiting Times In Children And Young People’s Mental Health Services – Education Policy Institute

This report includes the results of a freedom of information request to providers of specialist child and adolescent mental health services to explore access and waiting times for young people.

A Review Of New Psychoactive Substances In Secure Mental Health: Summary Document – Public Health England

New Psychoactive Substances  (NPS) use is identified as an issue that affects secure mental health units, both with regards to current use within the units and as a potential contributing factor for admission to the units. This potential for NPS to

Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards: (Briefing Paper Number 8095) – House of Commons Library

Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) ensure that people are only deprived of their liberty in a safe and correct way, and that this is only done when it is in their best interests and there is no other way to

Adult And Older Adult Mental Health Services 2012-2016: An analysis of Mental Health NHS Benchmarking Network data for England and Wales: (Briefing 52) – Centre for Mental Health

This report summarises the results of a collaboration between Centre for Mental Health and the NHS Benchmarking Network. The NHS Benchmarking Network (NHSBN) is a member-based organisation of NHS commissioners and providers who collect and analyse data on health care services across the NHS. NHSBN have

Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings: Quality standard [QS159] – NICE

This quality standard covers transitions for children, young people and adults between mental health hospitals and their own homes, care homes or other community settings. It includes the period before, during and after a person is admitted to, and discharged

End of life care for infants, children and young people: Quality standard [QS160] – NICE

This quality standard covers end of life care for infants, children and young people (from birth to 18 years) who have a life-limiting condition. Life-limiting conditions are those that are expected to result in an early death for the person. It

Mental Health Service Models for Young People: (PostNote Number 563) – Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

In 2015, the government committed five years of extra funding for children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS). All areas of England were required to submit plans outlining how they will improve their services by 2020. Some of the