Key Mental Health Subjects

Housing Options

How housing related services and support, as well as the way we design how our homes, can respond to the needs of people with specific mental problems, both working age and older people, including information about housing options.

Older people

Relevant policy and practice developments where there is reference to housing for older people with 'functional' mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia.

Key resources

Guidance and technical packages on community mental health services - Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches

This set of publications by the World Health Organisation (WHO)  provides information and support to all stakeholders who wish to develop or transform their mental health system and services to align with international human rights standards including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Mental Health Dashboard

The Department of Health have published a 'dashboard' which rings together mental health outcomes data to show progress made against the objectives set out in their 2011 strategy, 'No health, without mental health'.

Living Well in Old Age: The value of UK housing interventions in supporting mental health and wellbeing in later life

Older people are at an increased risk of developing mental health problems as a result of bereavement, a drop in status in retirement, or a disability that affects how they get about and what they can do.

Housing and mental health: providing support for people in need

This report by the Mental Health Foundation identifies which types of supported accommodation successfully meet the needs of people with mental health problems and draws on the expertise of people living and working in these settings across England to capture the issues on the ground.

Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat: Improving outcomes for people experiencing mental health crisis

In February 2014, a number of national organisations involved in health, policing, social care, housing, local government and the third sector came together and signed the Crisis Care Concordat.

More than shelter: Supported accommodation and mental health

Published by the Centre for Mental Health, this report reviews evidence about supported housing services for people with mental health problems in England.

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

An independent Mental Health Task Force sets out an ambition to improve the care and support available from the NHS for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

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