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An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service

26 October 2018

Mental Health Practice


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


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...

‘Today We Talked’: using a collaborative approach to transform care in the psychiatric intensive care unit

20 October 2020

Mental Health Practice

therapeutic practice

People who need care in a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) are often highly stigmatised and referred to using negative, dehumanising language, for example...

Understanding the service user’s journey through a transitional support service from custody to the community

15 April 2020

Mental Health Practice

Service users

The Offender Personality Disorder Pathway in Wales identified a need for those leaving custody in England and returning to communities in Wales. The disconnection...

Development of a suicide intervention training programme for secondary mental health services

24 October 2019

Mental Health Practice


This article describes the elements of a suicide intervention training programme, known as the ‘I CARED and Shared’ model, which has been introduced in one NHS...