The Mental Health Toolkit provides resources for healthcare professionals to reference regarding the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. The toolkit provides trigger questions, diagnostic tools, and current guidance for healthcare professionals supporting those with mental illness. It also provides resources for those concerned about their own mental health issues.
Mental Health Toolkit
The resources it provides can be used by healthcare professionals to support their assessments and enhance their knowledge and care of patients. Patients, carers, and GPs concerned about their own mental health, may also find the toolkit useful. The following tools may be used for recognising, diagnosing and helping patients with a mental illness. The following factsheets offer guidance for approaching a range of common situations which may cause mental health problems for patients.
The following resources specifically focus on perinatal mental health, and provide best practice and treatment pathways, as well as national guidelines. People with mental health problems die on average 10 to 20 years earlier than would otherwise be expected, and a large proportion of this difference is due to tobacco use. To access shared learning networks to assist you in applying practical QI methodologies to better treat this clinical area, join our QI Ready platform. The following resources may be used to support health professionals caring for people suffering from dementia and or mental health problems.
The following tools assist GPs in the recognition of suicide risk, and give clinical guidance for assisting those who may be at risk of taking their own life:. Learning for whole practice. Information sharing and suicide prevention : Consensus statement. It also offers tips on when to refer to secondary care. MindEd is a free resource, which includes a section on older adult mental health. The primary care management of depression in older adults is summarised in this ' Management of Depression in Older People:Why this is Important in Primary Care ' document.
The RCGP e-learning offers a module on depression in older adults. The RCGP module on suicide prevention covers this in more detail. Referral rates to psychological therapy of older patients with mental health problems have persistently lagged behind those of younger patients. These booklets are primarily aimed at CBT therapists. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has an excellent series of patient information leaflets.
These are valuable to GPs to guide consultations. It also describes the mental health symptoms that should prompt a visit to the doctor, and includes some useful links to charitable organisations. Being a carer is a significant risk factor for ill health, both physical and mental. Having a long-term condition is a risk factor for depression. Physical inactivity is one of the key drivers of mental health challenges in later life. If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm - either to yourself or someone else - Phone If it is not an emergency but you require urgent advice, call For more information about Crisis Care, click here.
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Observations from community care for serious mental illness during a controlled study. Crosby C. Cuffel BJ. Violent and destructive behavior among the severely mentally ill in rural areas: evidence from Arkansas' community mental health system. Does outreach case management improve patients quality of life. Comparison of community based service with hospital based service for people with acute, severe psyciatric illness.
Psychiatric nursing assertive case management: a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and outcomes of hospital based treatment versus a nurse directed assertive case management program.
- Young Heroes of the North and South;
- 2. Real choices;
- Structured Clinical Management (SCM).
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- Trapped in Tuscany Liberated by the Buffalo Soldiers;
- The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia.
Assertive community treatment and medication compliance in the homeless mentally ill. Implementing assertive community treatment teams. A comparative trial of home and hospital psychiatric treatment: financial costs. Home care treatment of acutely ill psychiatric patients. The clinical evaluation of a new community psychiatric service based on general practice psychiatric clinics.
Providing the safety net: Case management for people with a serious mental illness.
Community Mental Health Practitioner (Care Coordinator) - Band 6
An evaluation of case management. The psychiatric home treatment service: Preliminary report of five years of clinical experience. Rehabilitation of chronic psychotic patients. Heavy users of acute psychiatric beds: randomized controlled trial of enhanced community management in an outer London borough. Effectiveness of treatment in a psychiatric day hospital [Wirksamkeit einer psychiatrischen Tagesklinikbehandlung.
Psychiatric hospital versus community treatment: The results of a randomised trial. Schizophrenia: A comparative trial of community orientated and hospital orientated psychiatric care. Community orientated treatment compared to psychiatric hospital orientated treatment. The protocol and progress of TREC.
Schizophrenia Research ; 53 3 Suppl. The effectiveness of community support programs for persistently mentally ill in rural areas.