Right treatment, right time

Rethink Mental Illness, November 2018

This report sets out a clear picture of the significant gap in access to health services for people severely
affected by mental illness based on a survey with 1,600 respondents. It identifies:

  • Average wait time for an assessment is 14 weeks
  • 56% of respondents believe they are not receiving treatment in adequate time
  • 30% asked for a service that was unavailable
  • 28% believe they were not referred by GP to an appropriate service
  • 51% felt that they received this support for a sufficient and appropriate time.
  • At least 20 people talked about having attempted or thought about suicide due to lack of services

Click here to view this report.

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Making reasonable adjustments to epilepsy services for people with learning disabilities

Public Health England, 10 November 2014

This report brings together some of the reasonable adjustments that are being made to make epilepsy services more accessible to people with learning disabilities. It includes a summary of policy and guidance and research evidence as well as links to resources and examples from practice.

Click here to download the report.