How To Overcome Fear And Anxiety

How To Overcome Fear And Anxiety

This booklet from the Mental Health Foundation is for anyone wanting to know more about how to overcome fear and anxiety.

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No Assumptions: A Narrative for personalised, coordinated care and support in mental health

No Assumptions: A Narrative for personalised, coordinated care and support in mental health is a resource to help NHS, council commissioners and providers of services organise person-centred care based on what people with live experience of mental illness say is important to them.

The resource was co-produced by TLAP and National Voices with people with mental health needs from TLAP’s National Co-production Advisory Group, the National Survivor User Network, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Certitude.

PDF: http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/_library/MakingItReal/NoAssumptionsFinal27_August.pdf

Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes (Video)

With the number of older people in the UK is set to rise and more people living longer than ever before, it is important to make sure that care homes provide excellent care and support. Currently they still do not offer care that is focussed on an individual’s needs.

NICE produced a quality standard on the mental wellbeing of older people in care homes in December 2013. It describes how services should be configured to make sure people in care homes received excellent care and support which addresses loneliness, depression and low self-esteem in older people.

To support the NICE quality standard, the NICE collaborating centre for social care commissioned a film with contributions from organisations across the health and social care sector, older people resident at the Royal Chelsea Hospital infirmary and members of TLAP’s National Coproduction Advisory Group.

The film features a roundtable discussion which took place in March at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where six of the quality statements were discussed. The quality standard has recommendations that include offering older people help to maintain and develop their personal identity, and offering meaningful activities to promote health and mental wellbeing.

There are interviews with Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector for Social Care at the Care Quality Commission and Finbarr Martin, a Non-Executive Director at NICE. The interviews highlight the importance of the quality standard and how it is used to inform the Care Quality Commission’s Inspection framework.

Source: http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/News/PersonalisationNewsItem/?cid=10177

Video: http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/q7QgnHym-BoH435e0

NICE: Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This NICE quality standard covers the mental wellbeing of older people (65 years and over) receiving care in all care home settings, including residential and nursing accommodation, day care and respite care. This quality standard uses a broad definition of mental wellbeing, and includes elements that are key to optimum functioning and independence, such as life satisfaction, optimism, self-esteem, feeling in control, having a purpose in life, and a sense of belonging and support.

More information: http://publications.nice.org.uk/mental-wellbeing-of-older-people-in-care-homes-qs50

Triangle of Care for Mental Health Care Services

27/11/2013 Mental Health

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The new 2nd Edition of the Triangle of Care has been launched. The new guide can now be used across all mental health services, not only inpatient, and includes a new universal self-assessment tool as well as guidance notes. In addition the guide now includes new good practice examples from across the mental health care pathway.

The guide is available for download here as a PDF version and a word version which is best suited for the practical use of self-assessing.

PDF Download: The Triangle of Care, Carers Included: A Guide to Best Practice in Mental Health Care in England, Second Edition (812 KB)

Word Download: Toc Self Assessment Tool Guidance Notes Word Version (267 KB)

ACAS: Promoting positive mental health at work

01/10/2013 Mental Health

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Mental health problems cost employers in the UK £30 billion a year through lost production, recruitment and absence – so why aren’t we doing more about it?

The answer is straightforward. Despite the fact that it is very common – one in four of us will suffer mental health problems during our lives – we find it very difficult to talk about.

It often seems too personal, too deep and too complex. You might feel very happy to tell a colleague about a physical injury you’ve sustained, but when it comes to your mental health, where do you start?

If you can’t talk about it, it may prove equally difficult to listen.

Not listening could prove very costly – to the individual and to your business. The Centre for Mental Health charity estimate that employers should be able to cut the cost of mental health – in lost production and replacing staff – by about a third by improving their management of mental health at work.

For more information: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1900

Paths to Personalisation Guide for Mental Health

06/08/2013 Mental Health, Personalisation

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A new Personalisation guide for mental health has been published with the aim of increasing the number of people with mental health problems accessing personal budgets.

Paths to Personalisation, published by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), offers examples of what needs to be in place to make personalisation work in mental health. It provides examples drawn from latest practice and policy and up-to-date sources of advice for people.

Click here to download the PDF.

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