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Briefing 41: Commissioning what works

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Individual Placement and Support, which helps people into paid competitive work, is effective, is good value for money and is affordable to the NHS.
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Childhood mental health and life chances in post-war Britain

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Mental health problems in children and teenagers have a significant impact on their chances of success in employment and later life generally.
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Diversion

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Diverting people with mental health problems from prison is good value for taxpayers money but existing diversion arrangements are not achieving their potential.
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Briefing 37: Doing what works

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This briefing outlines the evidence base for Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and provides information on how to 'do what works'.
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On the Outside

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Continuity of care is especially important for released prisoners with mental health problems to help them get their lives back on track on the outside.
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Briefing 36: Police and mental health

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This briefing calls on the NHS to manage health care for people in police custody and to take a more active role in diverting people with mental health problems to the services they need.
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Briefing 35: Evening the odds

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Specialist mental health employment support staff need to adopt an evidence-based approach with the capacity to address issues of racism and stigma.
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From the inside

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It sets out what prisoners themselves say they need to improve their mental health: 'someone to talk to', 'something to do' during the day and practical help to plan for what they will do after they are released.
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About time

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About Time is the first step-by-step guide that shows how day and vocational services can make radical changes to offer people the support they need to build the lives they want to live.

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Short-changed

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Spending on prison mental health care
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Making recovery a reality

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Recovery turns mental health services' priorities on their heads. Mental health services need to demonstrate success in helping service users to get their lives back.
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Mental health at work: developing the business case

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At any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress. The total cost to employers is estimated at £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.
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