Mental health problems are projected to be one of the largest pressures on health care resources by the year 2025. Mental health services have been subject to constant reorganisation during the last 40 years yet there is little evidence that existing mental health institutions will be equipped or indeed appropriately configured to respond to this.
This book addresses the challenges facing the providers of mental health services in the twenty-first century and the responses in terms of redesign, as distinct from reorganisation, that might be appropriate to meet these needs, with the overall objective of developing a strategic intent and direction for mental health in the United Kingdom. This book demonstrates that there is a clear national commitment to improved mental health services but asks: where is the strategic framework to bring in education, employment, housing and all other aspects of a civil society that could do so much to maintain people’s mental health?
Longley M, Williams R, Furnish S and Warner M (2001) Promoting mental health in a civil society: towards a strategic approach. Research report. Nuffield Trust.