Putting recovery first in secure care

Rethink Mental Illness, July 2014

Rethink reports on the  first ever National Recovery and Outcomes Conference, which has given people in secure care the opportunity to have their say on how services can be made more recovery-focused.


Clinical commissioning groups’ ‘postcode lottery’ spending on mental health criticised

Mental Health Today, 28 July 2014

Mental Health Today report on clinical commisssioning groups’ spending on mental health services varies between different areas in the country.



Can a neighbourhood approach to loneliness contribute to people’s well-being?

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, July 2014

This study shows that the community activism this programme fostered can contribute to the well-being of people at risk of or experiencing loneliness. Local people can play a central role in such activity and this involvement in turn enhances community well-being.


Medical engagement: A journey not an event

The King’s Fund, July 2014

This report is based on case studies of four NHS trusts with acknowledged high levels of medical engagement. It aims to help other organisations that are seeking to create cultures in which doctors want to engage more in the management, leadership and service improvement.


Mental health trusts launch partnership that aims to revolutionise dementia research

Mental Health Today, 25 July 2014

Five mental health trusts in England have launched a partnership that aims to revolutionise dementia research in the UK….


NHS finances – a service at boiling point?

NHS Confederation, July 2014

This infographic pulls together the latest facts and figures on NHS finances and the pressures on its purse, painting a picture of a service at boiling point. The NHS Confederation is calling for a commitment from politicians for a ten-year spending settlement on the NHS to give members the space to release the pressure.



HeadMeds is a website that aims to fill an information gap for young people about mental health medication. The site gives young people access to more information about the world of medication so, when they visit their GP or health professional, they are armed with more resources and understanding.


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