Inclusion of people with mental illness in society

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Inclusion of people with mental illness in society and the role communities take to assist recovery. The range of treatments and supports that are holistic and meet the needs of the user, including psychological, spiritual, and social approaches. These services may be instead of, or in addition to, a more biological approach. Equality, rights and respect, including the leadership of service users in decisions that affect them. Enabling users to take an active role in their own recovery by using their own resourcefulness. A seamless relationship between primary and specialist mental health and addiction services is fundamental if we are to effectively meet the mental health needs. The importance of this was consistently emphasised during consultation with primary health care providers and the community. Levels of input From the perspective of primary health care providers, there need to be three levels of input: 1. advice about what to do for non-referred people 2. one-off assessments by specialist mental health clinicians, with advice about ongoing management in primary health care 3. assessment and ongoing care within specialist services that have frequent communication with the primary health care team. In turn, specialist mental health providers need: good information in referrals from primary health care
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40 Primary Health Organisations: Service development toolkit for mental health services in primary health care primary health care providers who are knowledgeable about mental health referral to secondary care of people whose mental health needs cannot be met more appropriately elsewhere. Developing strong relationships Building collegial relationships will enable these requirements to be met. There are many issues to consider. Areas of concern from both sectors, raising awareness about the work that each does, and starting the process of relationship development. The engagement could be at both managerial and practitioner levels. Development of tools for communication and methods to improve this. For example, referral and discharge processes, using IT to facilitate this with electronic referrals and discharges. Protocol development with delineation of responsibilities, for example protocols related to urgent referrals. Development of formal shared care agreement arrangements. Once a strong relationship is established a joint plan can be developed that addresses issues such as: improving communication in both directions rapid access to telephone advice providing advice to specialist mental health providers about primary care one point of entry and criteria for access to specialist services discharge planning that involves the primary health care team for complex problems.
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  • Fall '19
  • primary health care, Primary Health Organisations

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