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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.
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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.
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Keys to diversion

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Keys to Diversion finds that the most successful liaison and diversion teams offer support for a wide range of a person’s needs, connect with local agencies and stay in touch with people after they have been referred on.
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Investing in recovery

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This report provides the most up-to-date economic evidence to support the business case for investment in effective, recovery-focused services.
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Managing patients with complex needs

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Improving mental health care for people with complex needs can reduce pressures on GPs and hospitals as well as dramatically improving people's lives.