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Publication date: 7 November 2016

Andrew Forrester, Chiara Samele, Karen Slade, Tom Craig and Lucia Valmaggia

The purpose of this paper is to examine the prevalence of suicide ideation amongst a group of people who had been arrested and taken into police custody, and were then…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the prevalence of suicide ideation amongst a group of people who had been arrested and taken into police custody, and were then referred to a mental health service operating in the police stations.

Design/methodology/approach

A referred sample of 888 cases were collected over an 18-month period during 2012/2013. Clinical assessments were conducted using a template in which background information was collected (including information about their previous clinical history, substance misuse, alleged offence, any pre-identified diagnoses, and the response of the service) as part of the standard operating procedure of the service. Data were analysed using a statistical software package.

Findings

In total, 16.2 per cent (n=144) reported suicide ideation, with women being more likely to report than men. In total, 82.6 per cent of the suicide ideation sample reported a history of self-harm or a suicide attempt. Suicide ideation was also associated with certain diagnostic categories (depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder), a history of contact with mental health services, and recent (within 24 hours) consumption of alcohol or drugs.

Originality/value

This evaluation adds to the limited literature in this area by describing a large sample from a real clinical service. It provides information that can assist with future service designs and it offers support for calls for a standardised health screening process, better safety arrangements for those who have recently used alcohol or drugs (within 24 hours) and integrated service delivery across healthcare domains (i.e. physical healthcare, substance use, and mental health).

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Journal of Criminal Psychology, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2009-3829

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Publication date: 1 June 2008

Chiara Samele

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 22 June 2012

Chiara Samele

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 17 June 2011

Chiara Samele

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 1 June 2007

Mark Freestone, Chiara Samele and Ian Shaw

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 3 November 2009

Chiara Samele

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 6 July 2010

Chiara Samele

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 1 December 2008

Chris Naylor, Chiara Samele and Jan Wallcraft

Developing ‘patient‐centred’ health services has become a goal in many countries but little work has been done to identify what research is needed to support the…

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Developing ‘patient‐centred’ health services has become a goal in many countries but little work has been done to identify what research is needed to support the development of such services within mental health. The aim of this study was to consult all relevant stakeholder groups to establish research priorities for developing ‘patient‐centred’ mental health services in the UK. More than 1,000 stakeholders were consulted, including service users, carers and mental health professionals. The consultation identified 12 thematic areas requiring further research. These should be prioritised if services are to become more centred on the needs and aspirations of the people who use them.

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 31 October 2008

Beverly Alimo‐Metcalfe, John Alban‐Metcalfe, Margaret Bradley, Jeevi Mariathasan and Chiara Samele

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between quality of leadership and attitudes to work and a sense of wellbeing at work, and organizational performance.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between quality of leadership and attitudes to work and a sense of wellbeing at work, and organizational performance.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a longitudinal empirical investigation, using quantitative methods.

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The findings were fourfold: the leadership instrument used was demonstrated to have convergent, discriminant and predictive validity; differential relationships were found between three aspects of quality of leadership and attitudes to work and a sense of wellbeing at work; one leadership quality – “engaging with others” – was shown to be a significant predictor of organizational performance; leadership quality as assessed by competencies or “capabilities” did not predict performance.

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The paper presents evidence of: the validity of a new leadership instrument; the differential relationship between leadership quality and staff attitudes to work and their sense of wellbeing at work; and a predictive relationship between leadership quality and organizational performance.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 22 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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Publication date: 22 March 2013

Mark Freestone

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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