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Publication date: 23 November 2012

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review recent developments in mental…

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Purpose

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review recent developments in mental health policy including the mental health implementation framework, draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board, and proposals on shared decision making and integration of social and health care.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews and summarizes recent developments in national mental health policy in England and their implications for mental health service provision.

Findings

The paper outlines several developments which contribute towards the realisation of the mental health strategy, No Health Without Mental Health.

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The paper updates and discusses knowledge on recent and forthcoming mental health policy initiatives and cites recent evidence from Mind.

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Publication date: 25 November 2013

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. The purpose of this paper is to consider the use of the Mental…

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The Policy Watch series reflects on recent forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. The purpose of this paper is to consider the use of the Mental Health Act to detain people in police custody and the use of physical restraint, and in particular face down restraint, in mental health settings in England.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews findings of recent reports into policing and mental health and a Mind report on the use of restraint in mental health settings.

Findings

The paper suggests that people with mental health problems are being held in police custody more often than they should be, and that this is partly due to the unavailability of good care at an earlier stage for people approaching crisis. It also suggests that people are being physically restrained in inpatient settings too often in some areas although face down restraint has been phased out altogether elsewhere. These practices threaten human rights.

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The paper discusses recent evidence from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and others, the Indepedent Commission on Mental Health and Policing and from Mind.

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 17 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 17 August 2012

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review recent trends in the…

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The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review recent trends in the stigmatisation of, and discrimination against, people with mental health problems in Great Britain.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper summarises and comments on recent policy documents and initiatives.

Findings

The paper suggests that while anti‐discrimination campaigns have had some impact in reducing discrimination, progress on public attitudes have reversed. Hardening of attitudes towards vulnerable groups during times of recession, as well as negative media coverage on welfare benefits, may have contributed to this reversal.

Originality/value

The paper updates knowledge of recent and forthcoming mental health policy and initiatives.

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 24 May 2013

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review recent trends in detention under…

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The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review recent trends in detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and the relationship to trends in access to mental health services.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews recent trends based on research sources and the findings of the Care Quality Commission, which monitors the Mental Health Act and regulates health and social care in England.

Findings

The paper suggests that a steady increase in coercion is related to tightening access to mental health care and that these form a toxic relationship that undermines people's mental health, recovery and rights. These trends might be reversed by a combination of rights‐based measures, shared decision‐making and commissioning a better level and mix of mental health services.

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The paper updates and discusses knowledge on trends and cites recent evidence from the Care Quality Commission and from Mind.

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Publication date: 22 February 2013

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review the impact of welfare reforms on…

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The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review the impact of welfare reforms on people with mental health problems. As well as focusing at specific problems with the current system, the paper criticises the general “direction of travel” in welfare policy and calls for a rethink of fundamental assumptions that underpin this.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews and summarizes recent and longer term developments in national welfare and benefits policy in England and Wales and their implications for people with mental health problems.

Findings

The paper describes how key components of the current disability benefits system are not working for people with mental health problems and also how the design of welfare reform over recent years has been ineffective for supporting the health and employment aspirations of people with mental health problems.

Originality/value

The paper updates and discusses knowledge on recent and forthcoming welfare reform and cites recent evidence from Government.

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 16 August 2013

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review the potential impact of…

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The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review the potential impact of forthcoming developments in social care policy on the ability of people with mental health problems to access social care. These developments include the Care and Support Bill and accompanying regulations.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews and summarises recent developments in national mental health and social care policy in England and their implications for people with mental health problems seeking to access social care services.

Findings

The paper outlines the barriers faced by people with mental health problems accessing social care, the steps that upcoming policy developments may take to address this and the further progress that is needed.

Originality/value

The paper updates on forthcoming social care policy initiatives and includes new evidence from people with direct experience of using social care services to manage a mental health problem.

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 5 March 2014

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. The purpose of this paper is to review recent developments…

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The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. The purpose of this paper is to review recent developments in mental health policy, specifically the implications and learning for mental health services of recent scandals such as Mid Staffordshire and Winterbourne View and the various responses to them.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper reviews and summarises recent developments in national mental health policy in England and their implications for mental health service provision.

Findings

The paper outlines how learning from recent scandals such as Mid Staffordshire and Winterbourne View can be applied in mental health services.

Originality/value

The paper updates and discusses recent policy developments in the NHS and their implications for mental health services.

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 22 February 2013

Adam Pozner

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 17 August 2012

Adam Pozner

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 16 August 2013

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 17 no. 3
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ISSN: 2042-8308

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