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This section contains solutions to the question: What works best in mental health? Explore and share guidance, resources and innovative practice in the design and delivery of services for people with mental health problems. Tell us about what you are doing locally to design and deliver a service / group / initiative for people with mental health problems by completing this simple form. We want to hear what you are trying to achieve, why you are doing it and how it has developed.

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Think Autism Autism Innovation Fund

The government has made £1.2 million of funding available to improve local autism services and increase awareness. The funding is available as part of Think Autism, the update to the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy for England. Read more »

Autism hospital passport Autism hospital passport

This resource published by the National Autistic Society aims to help people with autism who might need hospital treatment to communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Read more »

It involves us It involves us

This guidance produced by the National Autistic Society aimes to help local authorities better involve people with autism in their local planning and implementation. Read more »

The Lester adaption 2014 Lester UK Adaption 2014

This clinical resource, named in honour of the late Professor Helen Lester, provides a simple framework for identifying and treating cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risks in patients with psychosis receiving antipsychotic medication. Read more »

Joining forces Joining Forces

This service developed by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Trust with key partners promotes and enhances the psychological wellbeing of all military veterans who are engaged with mental health services in South Staffordshire and Shropshire. Read more »