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An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service

26 October 2018

Mental Health Practice

recovery

This service evaluation aims to gain service users’ and staff members’ perspectives on one forensic mental health service’s approach to recovery; to provide feedback...

Understanding and supporting the physical health needs of clients

05 July 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Poor physical health is more common among people with mental health problems than in the population as a whole. The focus on equality of access and improved outcomes...

Giving voice to adults with intellectual disabilities and experience of mental ill-health: validity of a psychosocial approach

13 September 2018

Nurse Researcher

psychosocial approach

Background Mental ill-health is more prevalent among adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) than in the wider population. An interest in the mental health needs...

Community reintegration of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities from prison

05 September 2019

Learning Disability Practice

criminal justice

Since the Bradley Review in 2009 initiatives have been developed to support individuals with mental health problems and learning disabilities in the criminal justice...

Implementing co-production in traditional statutory mental health services

05 February 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Since the publication by the Department of Health and Children in 2006 of A Vision for Change, which sets out the direction for mental health services in Ireland,...

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 1

19 December 2018

Mental Health Practice

body and mind

This article explains how physical health fits into the overall well-being of a person and why people with a mental illness are more likely than the rest of the...

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness

25 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Mental health

Effective communication is essential to maintain mental health and resilience. Communication can be challenging for people who experience serious mental illness...

Enhancing physical health monitoring in people with severe mental illness: the development of a health passport

30 June 2020

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

People with severe mental illness (SMI) experience significant health inequalities, and their physical health needs are often not addressed. This article describes...

Using the STARTER model to talk about sex in mental health nursing practice

05 May 2020

Mental Health Practice

sexual health

People with mental illness are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses than the general population. They are also at higher...

Efficacy of mental health crisis houses compared with acute mental health wards: a literature review

12 November 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Crisis houses are an alternative to acute psychiatric hospital admission. Aim To review evidence of the efficacy of mental health crisis houses as an...