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Resources: Public mental health at a local level - commissioning guides and toolkits
- A Fair Deal for Wellbeing? Discussion kit. Aims to get people thinking about, discussing and taking action on wellbeing and its determinants. Workers have also felt that the kit is useful for training front-line workers and decision-makers, and there are plans to use it with Health and Wellbeing Boards.
- Mental Health Improvement, NHS Scotland. Information on a wide-ranging programme, including training for staff in promoting positive mental health.
- Commissioning Mental Wellbeing. A briefing for the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector, using a public health approach that identifies root causes of poor mental health. Looks at cost-effective, evidence-based interventions and approaches to promote wellbeing.
- Commissioning Mental Wellbeing – A Toolkit for Commissioners. Provides a resource for local authority and health commissioners to improve the mental wellbeing of people living in their areas.
- Public mental health and well-being: the local perspective. Examines local leaders' perceptions of public mental health and wellbeing, the progress they have made, how they are acting on recent evidence and how addressing mental illness and improving mental wellbeing go hand in hand.
- The role of local government in promoting wellbeing. Focuses on the core purpose of local government: supporting people to improve their lives and helping build resilient communities. Dispels the misconception that wellbeing is foremost a health issue to be dealt with by health professionals.
- Making it happen - wellbeing and the role of local government. Following on from the previous report on the role of Local Government in Promoting Wellbeing, the LGA commissioned nef to revisit the situation.
- Better Mental Health in a Bigger Society. Published by the Mental Health Providers Forum with support from the NHS Confederation, Mark Brown and David Floyd from Social Spider explore the big society agenda for mental health.
- Guidance for commissioning public mental health services.
- Wellbeing and resilience measure (WARM). A tool to help communities understand their underlying needs and capacities. Brings together a wide range of indicators to measure wellbeing and resilience and captures both a community's assets as well as vulnerabilities.
- MWIA Toolkit for Wellbeing. Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment (MWIA) uses a combination of methods to assess the potential for a policy, service or programme to impact on population mental wellbeing.
- Improving Mental Well-being through Impact Assessment. Summarises how the MWIA brings a comprehensive wellbeing focus to policies, programmes, services and projects.
- Training on mental health promotion.