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Links to Professional Groups




Reviewable detention of people with personality disorder





There should be no complacency about ensuring good community care for the mentally ill. The main challenges to the policy of the rundown of the traditional psychiatric hospital are the concern that homelessness is being increased among the mentally ill and the fear of public safety because of homicides by psychiatric patients.

Over recent years campaigners against community care have shifted their attack onto the issue of public safety. The UK Government is implementing a major review of mental health services and concern about public safety has driven the review.

Mental health and social exclusion

What CHI has found
in mental health trusts

Modernising mental health services: Safe, sound and supportive

 BMJ editorial

and responses

National service framework for mental health

Mental Health Policy Implementation Guide

Health Select Committee Report - Provision of NHS Mental Health Services

Government response to Health Select Committee

Contact the mental health tsar

Mental health care failure in England
British Journal of Psychiatry editorial



Links to other pages in this site:-


Development of community care

Is psychiatric treatment effective?

Mental health expenditure

Relation between health and social services










Reports from BBC news


 UK government press release


Response from MIND

Article by David


Article by Vivien Lindow

Government makes no apology for emphasis on safety