Health professionals - Physical health resources
Rethink Mental Illness has developed a comprehensive range of materials to build confidence and raise awareness of the physical health needs of people affected by mental illness. These resources are designed for professionals across primary and secondary care.
We have recently developed a toolkit of resources to support the 2014/15 national CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) programme to improve the physical health of people affected by mental illness. This contains our Integrated Physical Health Pathway, endorsed by the Royal Colleges of GPs, Nursing and Psychiatrists, the Physical Health Check tool, the SARIT (Self-Assessment of Readiness for Implementation tool), information sheets and practical resources to help staff implementing the CQUIN. This can be downloaded for free below.
This set of resources support the implementation of the national CQUIN for 2014/15 to improve the physical health of people affected by mental illness. This includes our updated Integrated Physical Health Pathway and Physical Health Check tool, the SARIT (Self-Assessment of Readiness for Implementation tool), posters, factsheets and other resources for health professionals.
Rethink Mental Illness has designed a new information leaflet about physical health checks in inpatient mental health services so that people know what to expect. This leaflet is also part of our comprehensive CQUIN toolkit above.
You can support people you work with by sharing this guide to healthy living. It is full of practical information and helpful tips for people affected by mental illness.
This is our guide to physical health for carers, families and friends. This booklet helps carers to get better physical healthcare for the person they support. It contains tips on medication, preparing for GP appointments and information sharing.
This is a great, simple resource with all the basic facts you need to know about physical health checks. It is something that can be easily shared online or put up in a waiting room at a GP surgery.
This is a free, easy to use training package designed to fill a training gap and give health professionals the confidence to address the physical health of people affected by mental illness. Developed in collaboration with experts in the field of mental and physical health, the e-learning package highlights some key physical health risks and demonstrates how a variety of health professionals have a role to play in addressing these issues.
A useful guide for GP surgeries on making reasonable adjustments for people affected by mental illness, as outlined in the Equality Act 2010.
The Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health (POMH-UK) has produced a physical health information booklet for young people taking antipsychotic medication. It may also be helpful for families and carers when a child or young person is first prescribed medication.
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