This guide is about commissioning services for people with acute mental health needs. It explains the purpose, characteristics and components of acute care so that commissioners can commission good quality services that are therapeutic, safe and support recovery. Read more »
This report, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, sets out a definition and vision for how to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health in practice. Read more »
The Government has set out actions to improve mental health and wellbeing, the largest cause of disability in the UK which is closely connected with other problems, including poor physical health, education and work prospects. Read more »
These model outcome specifications will support commissioners in their negotiations with providers and/or other departments within Clinical Commissioning Group’s and Local Authorities. Read more »
This research reviewed evidence that computerized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for the anxiety and depressive disorders is acceptable to patients and effective in the short and longer term. Read more »
The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) series provides data on the prevalence of both treated and untreated psychiatric disorder in the English adult population (aged 16 and over. This survey is the third in a series and was conducted by… Read more »
These quality statements are from the NICE quality standard on service user experience in adult mental health in the NHS in England, which was developed from the recommendations in this guidance.
This toolkit provides practical advice and support for Primary Care Teams to assist them in helping patients make informed, mental health promoting choices and maximise their opportunities to greater well being. It was developed from the Tyne and Wear Health… Read more »
This meta-analytic review was conducted to determine the extent to which social relationships influence risk for mortality, which aspects of social relationships are most highly predictive, and which factors may moderate the risk.
This research examines whether and how oxytocin influences responses to stress in humans and will consider effects in relation to those of social support.