Learning resources to support positive mental health outcomes for adults, carers and families
Mental health challenges can be influenced by a number of factors, including individual, social and family experiences. For professionals working in social care, health and the voluntary sector, early recognition, good assessment and support can help maintain mental wellbeing and improve outcomes for adults, carers and families.
To support Mental Health Awareness Week, Research in Practice for Adults has brought together learning resources to support positive mental health outcomes for adults, carers and families.
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Resources to support positive mental health outcomes for adults, carers and families
Person-centred care and support is a fundamental principle within adult social care. This Frontline Briefing explores how this can be applied in mental health settings and services, using research and evidence to support practitioners in seeing the person not the diagnosis.
The briefing supports the view that the capacity for mental distress is part of the universal human experience. Attempts to understand and respond to distress should look beyond the individual and towards their experiences, relationships, identity, social capital and resources.
Katy Shorten, Research and Development Officer at Research in Practice for Adults, talks to Lydia Guthrie, author of our latest Frontline Briefing. They explore the experience of writing on a topic where there are polarised views and approaches, drawing parallels with practice and discussing reflections about how to keep the person at the centre of support in this context.
Designed for: Practitioners working in adult social care.
- Risks, rights, values and ethics (open access)
- Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide
- Risks, rights, values and ethics: Frontline Briefing
- Sexual exploitation and mental health: Frontline Briefing
- Supervision: Change Project Resources (online)
- Supporting emotional resilience within the social care workforce: Practice Tool
- Supporting people with multiple needs and exclusions: Councillors’ Briefing
- Transitional safeguarding – adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing
- What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief guide – Easy read version
- Working with complexity: Evidence Review
- Emotional resilience in practice
- Mental health law: Risks, rights and responsibilities
- Transitions – supporting young people in transition to reach positive outcomes in adulthood
Research in Practice for Adults Partners have access to learning resources as part of membership.