New research from Centre for Mental Health highlights the link between poor mental health and a frequent experience of welfare problems and finds that specialist welfare advice is likely to save mental health services money by improving people’s health and reducing hospital admissions.
The report calls for every mental health service to secure specialist welfare advice to help to support recovery and to intervene early when difficulties emerge.
Centre for Mental Health reviewed 100 strategies and found that nine did not include mental health in their priorities at all. And of the 91% that did, many did not focus on specific goals in the area.
Today the ImROC programme launches two briefing papers. One that provides a framework for introducing peer support workers and a second that discusses the benefits of services using 'Team Recovery Implementation Plans'.
The Centre welcomes the chief medical officer's call for a national survey of children’s mental health and wellbeing and for annual surveys of investment in children and young people’s mental health services, as set out in the report released today.