Mental health problems will affect 1 in 4 people in the UK each year. For people who are detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) or put on a Community Treatment Order (CTO) it can be particularly distressing. By law everyone should have access to an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA), and yet research suggests this only happens in half of cases.
Partner organisation Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have worked with the University of Central Lancashire( UCLan) , peer researchers and people who use services to co-produce twelve new resources aimed at commissioners, mental health staff and people who use services.
The involvement of people with direct experience will surely enhance the effectiveness of the resources and support prevention.
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