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Aiming for 'zero suicides'

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Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the East of England Strategic Clinical Networks to evaluate activity taking place in four local areas in the region through a pilot programme to extend suicide prevention into communities.
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Improving England's mental health: the first 100 days and beyond

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Our plan for what the Government must do the first 100 days of the new Parliament to improve mental health

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Falling through the gaps

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Women who have depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth are not having their needs recognised and not getting the support they need as a result.
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Investing in children's mental health

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Investing in children's mental health services will bring a lifetime of benefits to young people, their families, communities and the economy as a whole.
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Review of Sections 135 & 136 of the Mental Health Act

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The Centre's Review finds that for many people being detained by the police was a frightening experience and that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change.

The lifetime costs of ADHD

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The high costs of ADHD support an economic case for early intervention. But despite most families seeking help, only a minority of children receive the appropriate treatment.
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Costs of perinatal mental health problems

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Perinatal mental health problems carry a total cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK. But the NHS would need to spend just £337 million a year to bring perinatal mental health care up to the recommended level.
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Making recovery a reality in forensic settings

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Forensic settings are probably among the most difficult places to think of applying recovery principles. This briefing aims to discuss the challenges, address their implications and describe current best practice.
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The Bradley Report five years on

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The five years since the Bradley Report was published have seen concerted action to improve support for people with mental health problems and those with learning difficulties in the criminal justice system.
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Risk, safety and recovery

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Risk, Safety and Recovery argues that risk and safety are rightly major concerns in mental health care but that traditional clinical management methods of assessing risk have stood in the way of helping people to recover their lives.

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Outcomes and performance in liaison psychiatry

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Psychiatric service models that seek to bring its benefits to the people in our acute care hospitals and medical and surgical care pathways have struggled to defend their value for the want of adequate measures of outcome.
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Briefing 48: Employment support & addiction: what works

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More people with drug or alcohol addiction can be helped into employment with the right support, according to our research.