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  1. 28 Mar 2013
    Involving adults who use mental health services as providers of mental health services to others
    Past or present consumers of mental health services can work in partnership with mental health professionals in 'consumer-provider' roles, when providing mental health services to others. Their roles may include peer support, coaching, advocacy, specialists or peer interviewers, case management or outreach, crisis worker or assertive community treatment ...
  2. 17 Mar 2010
    Community mental health teams for people with severe mental illnesses and disordered personality
    Since the 1950s there has been a trend to close institutions of care for people who are mentally unwell. In addition, government policy has sought to reduce the number of hospital beds available in favour of care being provided in the community to enable people to live more independent lives. The aim of Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) is to bring ...
  3. 15 Apr 2009
    Health care services instead of admission to hospital for young people or children with mental health problems
    Many countries place emphasis on providing mental health services in the least restrictive setting, recognizing that some children will need to be admitted to hospital.  As a result there are a range of mental health services to manage young people with serious mental health problems in community or outpatient settings who are at risk of being admitted ...
  4. 7 Sep 2011
    Counselling for mental health and psychosocial problems in primary care
    Many patients in primary care suffer from mental health and psychosocial problems. These problems often involve feelings of sadness, nerves or stress. Many of these problems may be due to personal and social problems or reactions to life events such as physical illness or unemployment. ‘Counselling’ is a recognised psychological therapy that is often ...
  5. 7 Jul 2010
    On-site mental health workers delivering psychological therapy and psychosocial interventions to patients in primary care: effects on the professional practice of primary care providers
    Most people with mental health problems are treated by their family physician or general practitioner. Physicians will treat these problems, often without referral to mental health specialists, and at times the care is not consistent and could be improved. This review investigated whether having mental health workers on-site to work with physicians ...
  6. 20 Jan 2010
    Educational games for mental health professionals
    Standard teaching techniques in health care often contain traditional didactic elements. Learning from traditional didactic teaching has never been a very active process and can subsequently be tedious and tiring. In this review we wished to investigate the effects of more interactive ways of teaching mental health professionals. We identified one relevant ...
  7. 17 Jan 2014
    Physical health care monitoring for people with serious mental illness
    People with mental health problems often have complex and long-term difficulties with their physical health such as weight gain, smoking and heart problems. They sometimes do not take care of themselves, have inactive lifestyles and may not be able to cope with daily life or work. People with mental health problems have higher rates of diabetes, lung ...
  8. 28 Mar 2014
    General physical health care advice for people with serious mental illness Updated
    People with serious mental illness tend to have poorer physical health than the general population with a greater risk of contracting diseases and often die at an early age. In schizophrenia, for example, life expectancy is reduced by about 10 years. People with mental health problems have higher rates of heart problems (cardiovascular disease), infectious ...
  9. 20 Jan 2010
    Shared decision making interventions for people with mental health conditions
    Mental health conditions are common and can have serious consequences for both affected individuals and society. Current clinical guidance encourages mental healthcare practitioners to involve patients in treatment decisions. This is advocated on the basis that people have a right to self-determination and also in the expectation that it will increase ...
  10. 17 Jan 2014
    Implementation of treatment guidelines in mental health care
    During the past few decades, a wide range of therapies and interventions for mental health have been developed that have been supported by research and randomised evidence. This includes research evidence on the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments (such as antipsychotic drugs) and psychological therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy, ...

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