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Adult Autism Strategy: next steps

The attached letter from Bruce Calderwood, Director of Mental Health and Disability, to all directors of adult social services, sets out an additional list of questions to be included as part of the self assessment exercise to gathering data on adults with autism. Read more »

No health without public mental health No health without public mental health

This position statement published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists asserts that the clinical engagement in commissioning for public mental health is essential to ensure that effectiveness, quality and safety are prioritised and waste of resources is avoided. Read more »

Sustainable social care: the natural environment

This briefing summarises research which considers the role of the natural environment in promoting health, wellbeing and social care. The findings highlighted include: the importance of access to local green space in promoting both physical and mental health, and in improving social integration hat the natural envornment can help to reduce aggressive behaviour with different… Read more »