Mental Health

    News, practice information and opinion on mental health social work
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    Adults, Mental Health

    Government to drop Coronavirus Act provisions weakening Mental Health Act protections

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    Children, Mental Health

    Scrutiny of social work practice as part of ‘deep dive’ children’s mental health inspections

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    Mental Health, Workforce

    Social work professional standards to take greater account of mental health needs

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    Children, Mental Health

    Council ‘reneged on agreement’ with ombudsman by not making changes to special guardianship placement

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    Adults, Mental Health

    ‘Sometimes you have to do a bit of paperwork to give someone freedom’

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    Children, Mental Health

    Making the Mental Health Act work for children and young people

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    Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

    ‘I didn’t even know what mental health social work was – a profession, a career’?

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    Adults, Mental Health

    ‘No evidence’ that misuse of Mental Health Act is leading to increase in detentions

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    Adults, Mental Health

    Judge backs ‘short-term’ fix to backlog of deprivation of liberty cases

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    Adults, Mental Health

    Survey highlighting mental health discharge planning problems ‘no surprise’, experts say

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    Mental Health

    ‘Little or no improvement’ in user perception of community mental health services, survey finds

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    Mental Health

    Community treatment orders offer few social benefits for patients with psychotic illnesses, research finds

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    Mental Health

    Council must meet mental health aftercare costs for man already awarded £3.5 million in damages

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    Mental Health

    Why is there a near social work monopoly on the AMHP role?

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    Mental Health

    English local authorities face average seven-month DoLS case backlog, official figures suggest

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    Children, Mental Health

    Children’s mental health support suffers from fragmentation, says CQC

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