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Mental Health

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Shelter in partnership with research agency ComRes has produced a report looking at the impact of housing problems on mental health. Click here.

The World Health Organisation says that depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, according to a report in The Guardian.

The Care Quality Commission has produced Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18, its annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA), looking at how providers are caring for patients, and whether patient’s rights are being protected. Click here to go to the CQC website.

The mental health charity MIND has written a useful briefing paper for people who commission and deliver ‘life support’ services on how to support people with mental health problems to overcome day-to-day challenges. Click here.
Southern Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust failed to investigate more than 1,400 unexpected deaths – many of whom were of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities – between 2011 and 2015, according to a leaked report says Mental Health Today. 
People detained under the Mental Health Act are still experiencing wide variations in the standard of care they receive, according to a report by the Care Quality Commission.