This guide is about the commissioning of mental health services which can improve the mental health and wellbeing of older people.
This guide has been developed by a group of older people’s mental health professionals, people with mental health problems, and carers. The content is primarily evidence and literature-based, but ideas deemed to be best practice by expert consensus have also been included.
By the end of this guide, readers should be more familiar with the concept of effective older people’s mental health services and be better equipped to:
- understand what an effective range of older people’s mental health services should look like
- know the sorts of services and interventions that should be on offer
- understand how those interventions can contribute to achieving recovery outcomes and make improvements in public mental health and wellbeing.