Briefing / mental health / social care / workforce

Barriers to employment: what works for people with mental health problems

The Centre for Mental Health have produced a briefing looking “at what interventions work as well, where gaps exist in evidence-based interventions as well as some current models of supported employment and urges commissioners and providers of both employment services and health and social care to make support into employment a priority. ” Read the briefing at: … Continue reading

Briefing / child health / child mental health / emotional health and wellbeing / public health

Social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people

“This briefing summarises NICE’s recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people, specifically, vulnerable children aged under 5 years and all children in primary and secondary education. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards.” Read more at: http://publications.nice.org.uk/social-and-emotional-wellbeing-for-children-and-young-people-lgb12 Continue reading

Briefing / commissioning / Directors of Public Health / health and wellbeing boards / local government / public health

Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards

“This practical self-evaluation tool is designed to provide guidance on good practice in planning, developing and delivering joint health and wellbeing strategies, based around key questions to consider and top tips on approaches that might be taken.” Read more at: http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/briefings/Pages/Good-practice-health-wellbeing-boards.aspx Continue reading

Briefing / emotional health and wellbeing / mobile technology / social media / technology / workforce

Supporting staff wellbeing with digital tools

A briefing by NHS Employers looking into use of web 2.0 and apps supporting staff wellbeing. Read more at: http://www.nhsemployers.org/Aboutus/Publications/Pages/Supporting-staff-wellbeing-with-digital-tools.aspx?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fnhs-employers.org%2foi_nhsconfedlz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=C%26amp%3bC_25092013&utm_term=NHS+Campaigns+and+Communications+Bulletin+issue+3&utm_content=86533 Continue reading

Briefing / Evidence Summary / health improvement / mental health / public health / smoking

Smoking and Mental Health

“This briefing provides the background to smoking prevalence and the consequences for people with mental illness. It examines the evidence of what works to reduce harm from smoking for this group, and how providers are implementing the smoking ban in practice.” Read the briefing at http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/briefings/Pages/Smoking-and-mental-health.aspx Continue reading