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NICE's formal guidance on social anxeity disorder. Follow the link for full details:

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Emotional Health and Wellbeing. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in desicion making.

This is the JSNA chapter on wellbeing. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

The community mental health profiles present a range of mental health information for local authorities in England to give an overview of mental health risks, prevalence and services at a local, regional and national level. This can be downloaded via the attachment (below) or can be accessed as an interactive web document by clicking here

This strategy provides a strategic framework within which local services can:

  • deliver quality improvements to dementia services and address health inequalities relating to dementia;
  • provide advice and guidance and support for health and social care commissioners and providers in the planning, development and monitoring of services; and
  • provide a guide to the content of high-quality services for dementia.

You can access the document by clicking here:

A report assessing the mental health need of the Bolton population with reference to Adult and Older People inpatient services and Community Mental Health including the Crisis and Home Treatment and Assertive Outreach Teams and their connection to the wider mental health system. Also includes an executive summary.

This document is the Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework (SPSF) to inform the action taken by key stakeholders in Bolton involved in the prevention of suicides. It provides a framework of recommendations taken from national policy, and local evidence that aim to impact on known suicide risk. It will be of great interest to all commissioners and practitioners involved in the prevention of suicides in Bolton.

To contribute to the consultation, please complete the questionnaire by clicking here:

The consultation shall be open until 18th March 2013

The Public Health Outcomes Framework Healthy lives, healthy people: Improving outcomes and supporting transparency sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected. The framework concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life. This profile currently presents data for the first set of indicators at England and upper tier local authority levels, collated by the public health observatories in England. The profile allows you to:

  • Compare your local authority against other authorities in the region
  • Benchmark your local authority against the England average

Public Health Outcomes Framework baseline data will be revised and corrected in accordance with the general DH statistical policy on revisions and corrections. This profile should be a must read for all those involved in the commissioning and management of services associated with public health and health inequalities.

This short handbook on measuring well-being is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

This handbook provides:

• Tools for thinking about well-being and its measurement. These will help to ensure that when you measure people’s well-being, you do so from an informed position. Part I of this handbook is Understanding Well-being.

• Part II describes our recommended practical tools for measuring well-being: this will help you to get measuring

This report highlights the current and projected mental health needs in Bolton, potential service implications and current use of mental health services. The data and analysis is based on the Planning4care Mental Health methodology and tool which:

  • Produces locally sensitive baselines and projections of demand for services by MH groups;
  • Models cost and service implications based on demand and service patterns;
  • Is designed for easy access by users;
  • Is practically robust and requires a manageable amount of data input;
  • Has outputs that can translate into quantifiable service requirements;
  • Achieves a balance between over-simplification and over-complexity;
  • Produces a credible evidence base for planning and commissioning.

This report will be of use to anyone involved in the commissioning or redesign of mental health services in Bolton. 

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