NHS framework for mental health: implications for housing associations

This briefing draws on input from our joint events with the NHS Confederation to help housing associations to navigate NHS structures and understand how the new framework will influence their offer to the NHS. This briefing goes beyond the 2012 Health Act to consider opportunities for partnerships between housing associations and NHS Trusts.  Click here to view publication

Guide for commissioners of older people’s mental health services

This guide has been written by Contact Consulting, for the Royal College of Psychiatrists Joint Commissioning Panel - Mental Health with 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. It has been written to provide information and practical advice on developing and delivering local plans and strategies to commission the most effective and efficient older people’s mental health services.  Click here to view publication