Glossary Mental Health
A conditional discharge is where the patient will have to do certain things after discharge and they might get recalled to hospital if they don’t. Conditions could be to: meet with professionals. live at a particular place.
Care Programme Approach
Community Treatment Order
The criteria for detention under the Mental Health Act is that a person can be detained under section 2 if:
· They have a mental disorder.
· They need to be detained for a short time for assessment and possibly medical treatment, and. it is necessary for your own health or safety or for the protection of other people.
Early Intervention in Psychosis
Health of the Nation Outcome Scales
Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act (1983) is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder.
Number of CYP
Children and Young People
Open Hospital Spell
A spell is the duration of in hospital care. An open spell is someone who has been admitted and is still in hospital. This includes people admitted during previous periods as well as current period.
These are referrals which remain open at the end of the reporting period.
These are wards where the doors are not locked to prevent patients from leaving.
A ‘perinatal’ mental health problem is one that you experience any time from becoming pregnant up to a year after you give birth.
Referral means referral by a general medical practitioner to a health service provider for treatment that can be either urgent or non urgent in nature.
Restrictive interventions are defined as:
1. Planned or reactive acts on the part of other person(s) that restrict an individual’s movement, liberty and/or freedom to act independently in order to: take immediate control of a dangerous situation where there is a real possibility of harm to the person or others if no action is undertaken’; and
2. End or reduce significantly the danger to the person or others; and (3) contain or limit the person’s freedom.
3. Contain or limit the person’s freedom.
Section 136 is part of the Mental Health Act that gives police emergency powers.
Police can use these powers if they think the patient has a mental disorder, they are in a public place and need immediate help. They can take them or keep them in a place of safety, where their mental health will be assessed.
The assessment helps professionals decide on the next steps.
A place of safety could be their home, their friend’s or relative’s home, a hospital, or a police station.
They can be detained in a place of safety for up to 24 hours. This can sometimes be extended for another 12 hours.
After their mental health assessment, they may be discharged. Or they may be detained in hospital under a different section of the Mental Health Act.
Short Term Order
You can be detained by a psychiatrist and specialist social worker (Mental Health Officer) for up to 28 days to protect you or other people. This is called a Short Term Detention Order.
Short Term Order
A patient can be detained by a psychiatrist and specialist social worker (Mental Health Officer) for up to 28 days to protect themselves or other people.