Pathways To Policy1 April 2007
This toolkit enables NGOs and user groups to promote the voice of service users in the development of mental health policy. Drawing on the experiences of a 5-year programme, the toolkit provides a framework for establishing a mental health policy 'forum' to enable people experiencing mental...
Keeping Us Going1 April 2007
This booklet is for people who have a mental health problem and for their friends. It looks at the effect of mental health problems on friendship from both viewpoints and suggests ways that friends can support each other and keep their friendship going when times are tough.
Getting On With Living1 February 2007
The focus of this report is on the provision of information, social and emotional support, post-diagnosis, for people with dementia and their immediate supporters. This guide is intended primarily for managers and senior practitioners in health and social care who are concerned with setting up,...
Better Prepared To Care1 February 2007
This report considers the training needs of non-specialist staff working with older people with mental ill-health. It concludes that unqualified staff (and in many cases, their managers too) would benefit from a more comprehensive and ongoing approach to increasing their awareness of mental...
Primary Concerns1 January 2007
Primary Concerns asserts that people with mental health problems should be receiving the same level of treatment for their physical health needs as others. This need for equality is deemed crucial because people with severe and enduring mental health problems often have worse physical health...
Mental Health Today - A Handbook1 November 2006
A handbook for all those new to mental health work or seeking to develop their skills who want to know more about underpinning policies and best practice. Based broadly on the standards in the national service framework for mental health, the book presents contributions from some of the leading...
Dealing With Depression2 October 2006
This booklet aims to help people to recognise symptoms of depression. It gives information and advice about things that people can do to try to manage feelings of depression. It also considers different treatment options for dealing with depression.
Annual Review 20062 October 2006
An overview of the Mental Health Foundation and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities projects and achievements for 2005/06