Mental Health Review, vol. 6, Sept. 2001, p. 21-24
Describes the joint national programme for social inclusion which the author is leading for the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and the Department of Health. The programme aims to make a significant contribution to the longer term implementation of the National Service Framework for Mental Health, providing the means by which specialist service developments can be better embedded in a mainstream community context.
Mental Health Review, vol. 6, Sept. 2001, p. 29-32
Examines the potential impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on services for patients subject to the Mental Health Act 1983.
Mental Health Review, vol. 6, Sept. 2001, p. 5-12
Article comprehensively examines the concept of social inclusion and its application in the mental health field. Explores two ways of thinking about social inclusion. The first focuses on structural issues, such as providing employment or educational opportunities, which can be applied to any group of people or local area. The second one is drawn from the theory of social role valorisation and is concerned with promoting the inclusion of vulnerable people through meeting individual needs.
Argues that more needs to be done to provide support services and vocational training for people who have suffered serious brain injury. Attempts are made to address the needs of brain injured people within existing services for people with physical disabilities or mental health problems. These services are rarely appropriate.