Community Mental Health Survey 2018

Care Quality Commission, December 2018

Research on the experiences of people receiving community mental health services. It finds that people’s experiences of the care they receive from community-based mental health services have continued to deteriorate. Key concerns are expressed around:

  • access to care,
  • care planning
  • mental health conditions in relation to physical health needs
  • financial advice
  • advice on benefits.

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National confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness

University of Manchester, October 2016

This report presents findings relating to people who died by suicide in 2004-2014. It found that over 200 suicide deaths per year now occur in patients under mental health crisis teams, three times as many as in in-patients.

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Your Way: An evaluation of a model of community mental health support developed by Together for Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation, May 2015

This report is the result of a three-year independent evaluation of the impact of Together for Mental Wellbeing’s personalised, community-based mental health services.

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Compulsory community and involuntary outpatient treatment for people with severe mental disorders

The Cochrane Library, 4 December 2014

This Cochrane Review finds that compulsory community treatment (CCT) results in no significant difference in service use, social functioning or quality of life compared with standard voluntary care. People receiving CCT were, however, less likely to be victims of violent or non-violent crime. It is unclear whether this benefit is due to the intensity of treatment or its compulsory nature.

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