Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences

Public Health Wales, January 2018

People who have experienced abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as living with domestic violence during their childhood are at much greater risk of mental illness throughout life. However, this study also found that some basic community measures help build resilience which can help protect individuals from developing the mental health problems that ACEs can cause.  Developing resilience through access to a trusted adult in childhood, supportive friends and being engaged in community activities, such as sports, reduced the risks of developing mental illness; even in those who experienced high levels of ACEs.

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International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vol.27 No.1

Volume 27, issue 1 of International Journal of Mental Health Nursing has been published.  This issue includes articles on identifying child abuse and neglect in adult mental health services and empathic processes during nurse–consumer conflict situations in psychiatric inpatient units.

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While your back was turned: How mental health policymakers stopped paying attention to the specific needs of women and girls

The Mental Health Foundation, January 2018

This report from the Mental Health Foundation identifies that the mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. In last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis level. This report will:

  • identify pressure points and social determinants of mental health and wellbeing in young women and girls, to support the development of tailored mental health guidance aimed at preventing mental health problems for those at highest risk
  • improve the understanding of how to prevent mental health problems in young women by decision makers.

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Mental health services for post-16 students in England: (Briefing Paper 8163)

House of Commons Library, December 2017

This House of Commons Library briefing 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 adults aged 16–24 today are more likely than previous generations of young adults to experience mental health issues and the numbers of students reporting mental ill health is increasing.

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

Care Quality Commission, December 2017

This resource 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.

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Leaving hospital: Briefing on discharge from mental health inpatient services

MIND, December 2017

Briefing on standards that those being discharged from hospital, after a mental health crisis, should expect out in terms of planning and follow up.  However, despite examples of excellent practice that show what can be done, MIND have  heard from hundreds of people whose experience does not measure up.  This briefing gives examples of good practice.

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