“It’s a service to you but it’s life or death to us” Carer “I would like a bit of a life” Client “No one is going to give me a job with my diagnosis, are they?” Client “I often worry about the person after they have left the department and wonder if they will be OK and come back in the morning” Clinician www.lanarkshirementalhealth.org.uk
Defining Health Needs Assessment “Systematic method for reviewing the health issues facing a population. Leading to agreeing priorities and resources that will improve health and reduce inequalities.” NICE 2005 www.lanarkshirementalhealth.org.uk
Stakeholders Population Needs Individual needs and outcomes Strategic Plans Review Whole Systems Approach
www.lanarkshirementalhealth.org.uk A person with a mental health problem should expect his or her reasonable needs to have been foreseen and account to have been taken of them in the planning and provision of services. Forward planning requires informed prediction of needs and their relationship to demand. Scottish Executive: Needs Assessment for a Comprehensive, Local Mental Health Service
Lanarkshire Self-harm Health Needs Assessment Aims: Undertake an assessment of needs to identify opportunities to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with self-harm. Methods: Describe epidemiology, compare current services against defined standards and appraise evidence for current health health improvement interventions. VALUE POSITIVES www.lanarkshirementalhealth.org.uk
REFLECTING Supportive leadership Strong user & carer network Recovery focussed initiatives and programmes National Programme - See Me & Choose Life Supportive policy context Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) LINK NATIONAL ACT LOCAL www.lanarkshirementalhealth.org.uk
Aims for today: “None of us are as smart as all of us.” Japanese Proverb www.lanarkshirementalhealth.org.uk
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