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5. More than the sum of all the parts:improving the whole system with crisis resolution and home treatment

This 2003 report from the Northern Centre for Mental Health in England describes the growing evidence that the benefits of intensive home treatment are not limited to managing crises but may affect the whole system of care better. More than … Continue reading

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4E. Service Development Strategies and Tools

This last book in the series deals with the change process : the effects of change; project management strategies; and how to make the change sustainable. The author  covers the psychological aspects of change; the fear and resistance that develops … Continue reading

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4D.The Assertive Outreach Team: Making It Happen

This book does for assertive community treatment what the previous book did for intensive home treatment. Team planning and creation are dealt with in some detail. ” A Day in the Life” section adds the necessary perspective of the staff … Continue reading

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4C. The Home Treatment Team: Making It Happen

This is the book that describes in considerable detail how the home treatment team was put together. They describe the influence of Stein and Test’s work in Madison Wisconsin, and Hoult’s pioneering research in Sydney Australia.  All aspects of team … Continue reading

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4B. Designing the Locality System

This book covers the thinking and strategy behind the reconfiguration of the whole North Birmingham mental health system. It is really a case study of sophisticated mental health planning . It outlines the demographic profile; the pre-pilot mental health service … Continue reading

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4A. Designing Local Mental Health Services

This manual provides an overview of the issues around service development and the management of change. It reviews the evidence base for intensive home treatment and assertive community treatment. Practical service based examples are used to show how to shape … Continue reading

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4.Review of “Locality Services in Mental Health” Sainsbury Centre Booklets 1998

This review  from the British “Psychiatric Bulletin”puts the next five reports in context. They are a package of five-all dealing with innovative changes in Birmingham England–a powerhouse of mental health services innovation. Psychiatrist Louise Guest describes the reconfiguration of the system … Continue reading

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3. Intensive Home Treatment ( called CRHT in this file) Guide Sainsbury Centre 2006

This  book draws on the experiences of the Sainsbury Centre in delivering training and practice development to intensive home treatment teams  over five  years .It will be of interest to all those involved in the delivery of mental health services; in … Continue reading

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2. CRHT Manual by NIMHE

The National Institute  for Mental Health in England ( now called the National Mental Health Development Unit) is a medical organization whose  activities range from coordinating research to developing services. They produced this manual on setting up  crisis resolution and home … Continue reading

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1. 2001 Sainsbury Centre Manual on Setting Up Intensive Home Treatment Team

Remember, that intensive home treatment teams in Britain are often called Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams ( CRHT’s). Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health is a non government agency promoting good mental health care and which conducted much of the … Continue reading

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