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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...

Positive behaviour support for a child with severe learning disability

01 December 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This case study describes the implementation of positive behaviour support by a learning disability child and adolescent mental health team. Care was planned and...

Care of adolescents who have mental health and substance misuse problems

11 February 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

A lack of research and education, and conflicting policies and working practices between agencies, are obstacles to effective care of young people with this dual...

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...

Mood, emotions and emojis: conversations about health with young people

Mental Health Practice

evidence & practice

Various styles of communication can be used when working with people with mental health issues, and all formats can contribute to therapeutic goals. However, there...

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...