A Range Of Published Material On Mental Health Issues

The Mental Health Act

The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 contains various safeguards to protect the rights of mental health service users. For example, service users aged 16 or over have the right to choose a 'named person' to support them and protect their interests if they become subject to compulsory treatment under the Act. There is also a right of appeal to the Mental Health Tribunal if you or your named person is unhappy with such care and treatment.

Information on the role of named persons, the Mental Health tribunal and other important matters is contained in the User and Carer Involvement booklets, copies can be obtained from:
UCI, Office 1, Kindar House, the Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ or call 01387 255330.

Advocacy means? What is an advocate?

This guide will help you understand what an advocate is and also what they can do to help you.

Evaluation of Self-Directed Support Test Sites in Scotland

Report on the evaluation of the development, implementation and impact of the self-directed support interventions implemented within three local authority test sites to improve update of SDS.

Summary of findings…

World Alzheimer Report 2015

The World Alzheimer Report 2015The Global Impact of Dementia: An analysis of prevalence, incidence, cost and trends updates ADI's global dementia data. By carrying out a full update of previous systematic reviews, the report makes key recommendations to provide a global framework for action on dementia.

The report also includes a systematic review of the evidence for and against recent trends in the prevalence and incidence of dementia over time, as well as an analysis of the broader societal impact of dementia.

Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2010: Attitudes to Discrimination and Positive Action

This report explores attitudes to discrimination and positive action in Scotland in relation to age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment and sexual orientation.

People with Learning Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System

The Scottish Government has published a series of information booklets for practitioners, people with learning disabilities and their carers on the Criminal Justice System. Includes reference to the right to Independent Advocacy.

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System: Introduction

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System:

Information about Court

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System: Information about Criminal Justice Social Work Services

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System: Information about Health and Social Work Services

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System: Information about Prison Services

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System: Information about Prosecution and Defence

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System: Information about the Police

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Alzheimer Scotland - Publications

Many of the Alzheimer publications can be downloaded free ...

http://www.alzscot.org/pages/publications.htm

The Dementia Centre Stirling - Publications

Publications on dementia from the Dementia Centre provide invaluable information for academics, carers and students. Books, study guides and DVDs on dementia are available from our online Dementia Shop. We produce a wide range of publications and learning materials across a variety of topics to suit all levels of understanding. These are useful tools on their own or to complement our training and consultancy services.

http://www.dementia.stir.ac.uk/publications

The Dementia Centre Stirling - Library

The Dementia Services Development Centre library houses one of the UK’s largest collections of publications on dementia. Our specialist dementia library holds around 12,000 books, reports and journal articles on the care of people with dementia. Books and reports on dementia can be borrowed in person or by post and a document supply service is also available.

http://www.dementia.stir.ac.uk/Library_welcome

Pictures to Share

When dementia prevents people from enjoying traditional books and magazines, it is often hard to find suitable high quality books that can help to take their place.

http://www.picturestoshare.co.uk/

Personal budgets: learning from the experiences of people with mental health problems

Findings from research into the experiences of using personal budgets for older people, people with mental health problems and their carers, with suggestions for good practice and future improvement.

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