This accessible five minute film focusses on mental health staff’s legal responsibilities to refer people for Independent mental health advocacy, how they can support advocates and the benefits for staff.
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This accessible seven minute film summarises the issues around ensuring that everyone has access to IMHA services. Primarily aimed at independent mental health advocacy providers the film explains how they can ensure that their service provides equality of access to all service users.
This accessible five minute film provides a simple but authoritative overview of qualifying patients’ right to independent mental health advocacy. It also covers how advocates can help and what the benefits are for people who use services.
Two very different examples of how good practice in care needs to take account of an individual's human rights.
Understanding Independent Mental Health Advocacy for mental health staff is about the role of IMHA, who is eligible, and how to support people who used services to access IMHA.
Understanding Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) for people who use mental health services including carers. People who are detained under the Mental Health Act can use the services of IMHA. This publication includes what is IMHA, who can use IMHA and what does IMHA do.
Integrating personal budgets for people with mental health problems provides an overview of the terminology and policy background, puts forward some recommendations for implementation and examines key areas that need to be tackled for integration.
Staff and young people in Sheffield discuss how transitions in mental health services are being improved by integrated working in the health and social care trust. This film is a stand alone version of the second part of Transitions 1.
This film shows the importance of risk enablement and creating a culture where staff and service users with personal budgets and direct payments can openly discuss risk. It focuses on people with mental health problems.
In this film a panel of social care academics and people who use services look at examples of excellence in supported living settings and discuss the factors that contribute to high quality care.