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Substance use has a higher profile in the new government strategy for mental health

Substance use has a higher profile in the new government strategy for mental health NEWS Liz Hughes Reader in Mental Health/Substance Use Research, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Coventry University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK The 10-year national strategy for mental health, A National Service Framework for Mental Health (Department of Health, 1999), came to an end in 2009 and has been replaced by New Horizons: a shared vision for mental health (Department of Health, 2009). This was officially launched on 7 December 2009 after a consultation period. New Horizons is a comprehensive initiative, with crossgovernment department commitments to ensure that mental health is ‘everyone’s business’, not just a health issue. This includes commitments from the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Children, Schools and Families and, of course, the Department of Health. It also emphasises more joint working with third sector organisations and social care. The philosophy is one of hope and recovery, and has twin aims: to improve the mental health and well-being of the general population; and to improve the quality and access of services for those with poor mental health. There are four guiding http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Pier Professional

Substance use has a higher profile in the new government strategy for mental health

Advances in Dual Diagnosis , Volume 2 (4) – Dec 1, 2009

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1757-0972
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2042-8324
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10.5042/add.2010.0101
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NEWS Liz Hughes Reader in Mental Health/Substance Use Research, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Coventry University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK The 10-year national strategy for mental health, A National Service Framework for Mental Health (Department of Health, 1999), came to an end in 2009 and has been replaced by New Horizons: a shared vision for mental health (Department of Health, 2009). This was officially launched on 7 December 2009 after a consultation period. New Horizons is a comprehensive initiative, with crossgovernment department commitments to ensure that mental health is ‘everyone’s business’, not just a health issue. This includes commitments from the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Children, Schools and Families and, of course, the Department of Health. It also emphasises more joint working with third sector organisations and social care. The philosophy is one of hope and recovery, and has twin aims: to improve the mental health and well-being of the general population; and to improve the quality and access of services for those with poor mental health. There are four guiding

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Published: Dec 1, 2009

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