Monthly Archives: May 2014

Secure services for women in England

For anyone interested in the evolution of secure services for women in England please check out this article in Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, Sept. 2011, Vol, 17 ( 5) pp 323-331.  (Jaydip Sarkar and Mary di Lustro)  Abstract: “…..Patients detained at high … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

 HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES     In 1975 there were not many more than half a dozen forensic psychiatrists in Great Britain. These specialists had split posts and worked between a prison base, and a local hospital. They did not have secure hospital … Continue reading

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Edenfield Centre

The Edenfield Centre is a 118 bedded Medium Secure Forensic Mental Health Unit in Manchester, U.K. It opened in 1986 and provides inpatient and outpatient services principally for the Greater Manchester area. Greater Manchester has a population of approximately 2.5 … Continue reading

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War veterans seeking help for mental health

Combat Stress charity reports 57% increase in number of ex-military personnel needing treatment in 2013 and says UK must prepare for escalation. The number of Afghanistan veterans seeking help for mental health problems surged in 2013.There was a 57%increase in the number of ex-military personnel … Continue reading

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Managers Panels – info for those subject to CTO.

It is important for NHS Trusts to give as much information as possible to those people attending Managers Review Panels, which after all are quasi judicial and extremely important in upholding the fundamental concept of independent right of appeal. Information … Continue reading

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Change! I know where my sympathies lay!!

Resistance to change manifests itself in many ways, from reluctance, inertia and sabotage to outright rebellion. Its very often stated that the best tool for leaders of change is to understand the predictable, universal sources of resistance in each situation … Continue reading

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