Mental health problems and disorders Royal College of
Problems and disorders. In this section you can find information for patients, carers, family and friends relating to mental health problems and disorders. Our information is written by doctors in collaboration with patients and carers. It is checked by patients and carers to make sure it is clear and easy to understand.
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Spirituality and mental health Royal College of
(5 days ago) Spirituality is a central part of many cultures. It can be just as important for a person with intellectual disability, mental illness, dementia or head injury, as it is for anybody else. It can become more important in times of emotional stress, physical and mental illness, loss, bereavement and the approach of death.
COVID-19: Going to hospital for a physical illness or
(6 days ago) This information is for people who have a mental health condition and have had to go into hospital for a physical health problem, and their carers. It explains what you can expect to happen while you or your loved one is in hospital, and how to communicate with staff about a mental health condition.
What are Perinatal Mental Health Services Royal College
(6 days ago) Specialist mental health midwife – offers support for milder symptoms of anxiety or low mood, particularly when these are related to pregnancy or anxiety about birth. They also act as the link between perinatal mental health and maternity services. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) – …
Eating well and mental health Royal College of Psychiatrists
(8 days ago) Go to the home page and click on “health encyclopaedia”. Type “healthy eating” into the search field. This will take you among other things to a quiz to test your healthy eating knowledge and a body mass index calculator. Alternatively go to the health encyclopaedia page and click on “nutrition food and diet”. NHS choices – Live
Mental health treatment requirements (MHTRs)
(6 days ago) health service involvement with MHTRs and provides guidance. It encourages all psychiatrists working with adults, including older adults, and regardless of specialty, to develop a system for liaising with court diversion services and, as appropriate, overseeing and managing MHTRs. Partnerships between
The Improving Access Therapies Manual
(2 days ago) treatment of individual mental health problems can be found on the NICE website. Competence frameworks The key skills required to deliver NICE-recommended psychological therapies effectively within IAPT services are summarised in the frameworks
Working Group on the Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
(7 days ago) Working Group on the Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The working group was set up in 2012 as a network of psychiatrists who were interested in and/or working with forced migrants, people seeking asylum and refugees. Many of the people these psychiatrists work with are detained in Immigration Removal Centres.
Social prescribing Royal College of Psychiatrists
(3 days ago) Social prescribing helps to connect people with mental or physical health problems with non-medical services and activities near them. This can help to improve their physical and mental health 1. Although it is called ‘prescribing’, there is no medication involved in social prescribing. It is …
Feeling on the edge Royal College of Psychiatrists
(8 days ago) For health advice and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SANE : SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (6pm - 11pm) Emotional support and specialist information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.
The Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older
(Just Now) The community mental health transformation programme is already well under way across the country, based on the short guide, published by NHS England in 2019.That document is a summary of this full guidance.
Using quality improvement
(1 days ago) Dr Shah leads one of the largest mental health improvement programmes in the world, with the aim of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England by 2020. What is quality improvement? Quality improvement has three core components: it's a systematic way to tackle complex problems, it's continuous – always evolving
Liaison psychiatry for every acute hospital
(6 days ago) health needs in acute hospitals (Parsonage et al, 2012). The extra cost of physical healthcare in acute hospitals associated with comorbid mental health problems, including medically unexplained symptoms, is £6 billion a year, equivalent to 15% of total expenditure
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Royal College of
(8 days ago) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are a set of rules within the Mental Capacity Act. These rules apply if you can't make certain decisions about how you are cared for. This could be because of memory problems, a head injury, mental illness or a learning disability. These rules only …
Hoarding Royal College of Psychiatrists
(7 days ago) mental health legislation can be used, if there is a psychiatric disorder; public health legislation can be used, if there is a risk to that person or other people. When such legislation is used, there is always a balance between someone’s individual rights and the public's right to health and safety.
Psychiatric reports: preparation and use in cases
(6 days ago) health literacy on the part of decision makers). We acknowledge, of course, that the outcome of an individual case is not necessarily a measure of the effectiveness of the psychiatric report; a case may fail on other grounds, despite an excellent report having been submitted. Clearly, good practice in the writing of such
Mental health law Royal College of Psychiatrists
(4 days ago) The College welcomes and fully supports efforts to review the legislation around mental health law. There are a number of initiatives underway to examine the current settlement enshrined primarily within the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and the Adult Support & Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.
Five Year Forward View Royal College of Psychiatrists
(3 days ago) Mental health trusts’ income lower than in 2011-12. Our research published in February 2018 revealed that mental health NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts in England, which provide the majority of secondary care mental health services, had £105m less income in real terms in 2016/17 than five years earlier.
A Guide for Trainees: Attending a Mental Health Tribunal
(7 days ago) Risk to health: mental (distress), non-compliance with medication; There are three categories of risk: physical (self care, neglect of medical conditions) Risk to safety: self risk to the patient’s health, risk to the patient’s harm, suicide attempts, putting self in risky situations and safety,
Examples of letters for PIP Assessment Letter 1 With
(4 days ago) health issues Ms E has unexplained back and leg pain, plus fatigue in her legs. She mobilises slowly with the use of crutches and is physically very limited. Unfortunately, the medication regime required to maintain stability of her mental health comes with a number of side effects that negatively affect mobility.
Mental capacity and the law Royal College of Psychiatrists
(2 days ago) Mental capacity and the law. This information is for anyone who wants to know more about capacity, and how the law protects you when you cannot make decisions yourself. It is based on the 2005 Mental Capacity Act for England and Wales. Scotland has a similar Act called the Adults with Incapacity Act (2008).
Sexual Safety Collaborative Royal College of Psychiatrists
(4 days ago) Sexual Safety Collaborative. The Sexual Safety Collaborative is part of a wider Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP) which was established by NHS Improvement (NHSI), in partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), in response to a request made by the Secretary of State. The Sexual Safety Collaborative has been established
Becoming a Physician Associate Royal College of
(2 days ago) The Department of Health and Social Care are considering regulation to provide a legally accountable framework to ensure patient safety, set standards for the profession, education, protection of the title, fitness to practice, and continuing fitness to practice. While these are already in …
Equality action plan Royal College of Psychiatrists
(8 days ago) Equality Action Plan. Our new Equality Action Plan (PDF) sets out how we plan to promote equality and equitable outcomes for College members, staff, mental health staff, and patients and carers. Published on 14 January 2021 it contains 29 key actions, which will be rolled out between now and the end of 2023.
The Perinatal Mental Health Care Pathways: Full
(5 days ago) health problem during their pregnancy and in the first year after birth, with depression and anxiety disorders being the most common. Just like the physical health problems that can occur during and after pregnancy, emergent and existing mental health problems should be valued equally and treated promptly. This is …
Safer Services: A Toolkit for Specialist Mental Health
(4 days ago) Health (NCISH) has collected in-depth information on all suicides in the UK since 1996, with the overall aim of improving safety for all mental health patients. > We provide crucial evidence to support service and training improvements, and ultimately, to contribute to a reduction in
Quality Standards for Liaison Psychiatry Services, Sixth
(9 days ago) health service is patient-centred, focused on recovery, self-monitoring and independent living, and actively reduces the need for intervention. Sustainability is written into the NHS constitution (Department of Health, 2013). In Principle 6, it states that the ‘NHS is committed to providing best value for
Physical Security in Secure Care
(Just Now) Mental Health Services’ standards since they were first published for medium secure services in 2007. They have developed over the years and now also encompass low security. They were formulated in accordance with the Environmental Design Guide Adult Medium Secure Services (Department of Health, 2011). Physical security has been defined as:
Person-centred care: implications for training in psychiatry
(6 days ago) a Health Education England (HEE) and its counterparts in the devolved nations must ensure that benchmarks and quality assurance criteria for MRCPsych courses and other postgraduate psychiatric training include reference to competences related to person-centred practice.
(2 days ago) Mental health and tribunal law: Part 2 – Section 72 of the Mental Health Act. Minimum recommended time: 90 minutes. Credits: 1.5. CPD Domains: Clinical,Professional. Taking a general medical history in psychiatry. Minimum recommended time: 60 minutes. Credits: 1. CPD Domains: Clinical.
Who are SAS Doctors Royal College of Psychiatrists
(3 days ago) Due to the ever evolving demographic of the senior medical workforce and enforced national contracts, this trend may continue. SAS Doctors play a vital role in service delivery both within the NHS and private sector. The latest Royal College of Psychiatrists census (2015) indicated that …
Planning a pregnancy Royal College of Psychiatrists
(5 days ago) Most mental health problems are just as common in pregnancy as at other times. 1-2. For some mental illnesses (e.g. Bipolar Affective Disorder or previous Postpartum Psychosis) 10 there is a particularly high risk of becoming unwell after having a baby. This can happen even if you have been well for many years.
“Going for Growth” An outline NHS staff recovery plan post
(1 days ago) the intent of identifying whether mental health difficulties are a possible cause of non-attendance. Those identified as possibly suffering from such difficulties should be either advised of the various welfare offerings (e.g. local and national offers) or if the apparent risk is high, then a mental health professional
FREDA: a human rights-based approach to clinical practice
(8 days ago) The Department of Health (2008b) has enunciated that: ‘ a human rights based approach is one where the realisation of human rights principles is a central aim in policy and planning, where staff and patients are empowered and involved in achieving these, where accountability is clear and the …
REPORT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION FORM 7 IMMEDIATELY …
(Just Now) Mental Health Commission. OR *I am the medical practitioner on the staff of (name of hospital) Signed _____ Date _____ Time _____ ‘Board’ Make sure the word ‘Authority’ is here – not or ‘Trust’ Make sure the doctor’s FULL LEGAL name is used here. No abbreviations or initials should be
Free webinars for members Royal College of Psychiatrists
(2 days ago) MindEd is a free e-learning service aimed at equipping both specialist and universal health professionals, teaching staff and members of the public with evidence-based information about children, young people, adults with learning disability and older people’s mental health.
Standards for Home Treatment and Crisis Resolution Teams
(Just Now) mental health liaison teams, GP’s and mental health services. 11 Initiating Assessment 18. 1 The home treatment team, or another specialist mental health service, is able to undertake assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If an assessment is delegated to another service out of hours, the home treatment team is
Defining a health-based place of safety (S136) and crisis
(3 days ago) ‘health-based place of safety’ refers to assessments under S136/135 of the Mental Health Act, and ‘crisis assessment sites’ to all other facilities providing a safe venue for assessment. In any one area there is a need for a defined Mental Health Act health-based place of safety as well as crisis assessment sites. Crisis
Mental health information in Pashto
(9 days ago) Preface by Professor Khalid A. Mufti, Ibadat Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan. "In the Pashtun areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the majority of the population speak Pashto, with a few understanding the English language. They have little information about mental health. If they see any abnormal behaviour among family members or friends, they blame