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(World Health Organisation) Good Practices for people centred & recovery oriented Community-Based Mental Health Services

02 May 2019

The BPS are responding to the World Health Organisation’s Quality Right’s initiative to develop a good practice guidance document which will present information on community-based mental health services that promote human rights and the recovery people.

As part of this we are calling for our members to help us identify psychologically informed people-centred services that operate without coercion, and that respond to people’s needs by promoting autonomy, inclusion in the community, and the involvement of people with lived experience at all levels of decision-making.

This should include services that support people experiencing acute crises but that do not resort to force, coercion, involuntary admission and treatment or the use of seclusion and restraints.

We are looking for any member who is involved in providing a psychologically informed service, has experience of using a service, or knows of a service.

NB the following examples fall outside the scope of the survey requirements e.g. e-interventions, phone-based interventions, training programs, housing and employment services or services focused on advocacy and/or system reform.

In particular, the Committee welcomes relevant research evidence; knowledge of the sector; findings from consultations with children; examples of laws, policies or programmes; or evidence of good practice that would contribute to the drafting process.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Friday the 31st of May.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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