Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a quarterly review of recent or forthcoming policy developments in mental health and social inclusion issues. Design/methodology/approach – The author describes and comments on the most significant recent policy developments from within the UK that impact on mental health services and people with mental health needs. Findings – The paper finds that the NHS reforms in England could cause some problems for the implementation of the new English mental health strategy; Northern Ireland and Scotland are both in a position to develop new mental health frameworks and Wales is implementing new statutory rights for mental health service users. Originality/value – This paper summarises some recent policy developments in mental health across the UK.
Mental Health and Social Inclusion – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 15, 2011
Keywords: Mental health services; Mental health strategy; Commissioning; Public policy