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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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Buddy Buddy

Buddy is a digital tool to support psychological therapy services. Clients use text messaging to keep a daily diary of what they are doing and how they are feeling, helping to spot and reinforce positive behaviours. Read more »

Well Happy App Well Happy App

WellHappy is a free health app which aims to help young people in London age 12-25 to find local support services in and around London including mental health, sexual health, drugs, alcohol and stop smoking services. Read more »

Islington PICT service Islington PICT service

The Psychologically Informed Consultation and Training (PICT) service supports frontline workers to work more effectively with people living with complex mental health and challenging behaviours in Islington. Read more »

Housing and mental health Housing and mental health

This briefing, published by the NHS Confederation, explores how mental health providers and housing associations can work together to improve the quality and reduce the costs of housing for people with mental health problems. Read more »

Star Wards Star Wards

Star Wards website provide access to information about excellence in inpatient mental health care. It’s core includes 75 practical, mainly low-cost and easy to implement ideas. Read more »

Overlooked and forgotten Overlooked and forgotten

This report explores how well children and young people’s mental health is prioritised in the current commissioning landscape and offers support and recommendations to health and wellbeing boards on how they can prioritise and address children and young people’s mental health. Read more »

Imagine Your Goals Imagine Your Goals

Imagine Your Goals is a community based football programme run by Everton FC in the Community and Mersey Care NHS Trust. It offers local people living with mental health issues an opportunity to talk about their problems and seek support in a familiar environment. Read more »