Library Mental Health Bulletins

The Gosall Library, April 2018

This week’s Library bulletins are on Dementia, Learning Disabilities and Recovery.

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Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, March 2018

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report reviewing complaints that finds vulnerable patients with mental health conditions are being let down by the NHS, causing them and their families needless suffering and distress. It reports that NHS mental healthcare staff can lack the capacity, skills and training they need to do their job effectively, and do not always have the support they need to learn from mistakes. It also identifies that it expects improvements as a result of the ‘Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’.

Click here to view the full report.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Pathway for People with Long-term Physical Health Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms

NHS England, March 2018

From April 2018 all CCGs are expected to expand IAPT by commissioning IAPT services integrated into physical healthcare pathways. This document supports this expansion by setting out the treatment pathway that underpins the access and waiting time standards, which all services should seek to measure themselves against. The guidance also provides evidence on what works, as well as local case studies of service-led examples that describe how to make IAPT-LTC services a reality.

Click here to view the full report.

Safety Net: Cyberbullying’s impact on young people’s mental health: Inquiry report

The Children’s Society and Young Minds, March 2018

Report from The Children’s Society and Young Minds suggesting social media companies aren’t doing enough to tackle cyberbullying putting young people’s mental health at risk. Social media is always present making cyberbullying inescapable for thousands of children. It calls on social media companies to get tougher on cyberbullying.

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Young Mums Together: An evaluation of a peer support project to improve the wellbeing of young mothers and their families

Mental Health Foundation, March 2018

Report from the Mental Health Foundation on the feasibility and acceptability of peer support measured in terms of parental confidence, resilience, mental health and future prospects.  A key factor in the success of the project was the role of the facilitator and their ability to manage the interpersonal dynamics and consistent attendance and resource availability.

Click here to view this report.

NHS Innovation Accelerator Evaluation: Final Report

Institute for Employment Studies, March 2018

Evaluation of the NHS Innovation Accelerator which was created to help create conditions and cultural change to generate faster and more systematic uptake of healthcare innovations across the NHS. It establishes the common conditions essential for adoption and spread of healthcare innovations, as well the key barriers, challenges and how to overcome them.

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Health inequalities manifesto 2018

Mental Health Foundation, March 2018

People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.  Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally and physically healthy life, no matter where they live and who they are.  This report presents the individual and local actions that can be applied to address mental health inequalities in England. Advocates particular approaches and interventions to reduce the risk factors underpinning inequalities and applying these proportionately across the social gradient. Calls for action to ensure:

  1. Healthy children.
  2. Healthy minds.
  3. Healthy places.
  4. Healthy communities.
  5. Healthy habits.

Click here to view the full report.