OECD Report

Making Mental Health Count: The Social and Economic Costs of Neglecting Mental Health Care

OECD Health Policy Studies, July 2014

This report addresses the high cost of mental illness, weaknesses and innovative developments in the organisation of care, changes and future directions for the mental health workforce, the need to develop better indicators for mental health care and quality, and tools for better governance of the mental health system.

Report

Dementia Self Help Group Evaluation Report

Mental Health Foundation, 21 July 2014

The Mental Health Foundation have published the results and evaluation of their Dementia Self-Help project in partnership with Housing and Care 21.

Publication

Preventing dementia: a provocation

International Longevity Centre – UK

This report highlights how we can do more to prevent dementia, save lives and reduce avoidable costs.

Report

New report shows importance of post-discharge support for mental health patients

Royal College of Nursing, 16th July 2014

The RCN has responded to a new report published today by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, which found that mental health patients are at their highest risk of suicide in the first two weeks after leaving hospital…

Guide

How to promote young people’s wellbeing in primary care

Mental Health Foundation, July 2014

This guide has been designed to help GPs and other primary care practitioners develop practice that is young person friendly, and better identify and address the mental health needs of the young people who come to see them.

Report

The pursuit of happiness: a new ambition for our mental health

 

The CentreForum Mental Health Commission have published a report concluding their 12 month study on the state of wellbeing in England by identifying five key priorities between now and 2020.

Department of Health Consultation

Mental Health Act Code of Practice consultation launched

Department of Health consultation ‘Stronger Code: Better Care’ is asking for your thoughts on a new draft Code.  The consultation is open until 12 September 2014.

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