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Mental Health

Good Practice & Legislation

Useful links

Suffolk County Council

National Institute for Care and Health Excellence

Mental Health Foundation

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Health and Wellbeing Suffolk



Making Space

Skills for Care


On average, men with mental health problems die 20 years earlier, and women die 15 years earlier, than the general population according to guidance by Public Health England called Wellbeing in mental health: Applying all our health. Click here for the link.

Here's a link to a number of guides for inspection produced by the Care Quality Commission. Each of the guides looks at a specific topic. They set out how the inspection team should gather evidence and report their findings and well as regulations. Go to the link here.

This quality standard from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, covers the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings (including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice). It also covers family members, carers and care workers. Click here.

National Health Executive website reports that NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, recommends that people with learning disabilities should receive annual mental health check ups. See story here.

From the Social Care Institute for Excellence, this video explains the Mental Capacity Act and how it can protect the right to make choices. For people who need the MCA, their carers, and others.

Common core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care - a booklet from Skills for Care.

Worker's guide to implementing the common core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care by Skills for Care.