The GIRFT national report for mental health rehabilitation has now been shared with NHS colleagues and stakeholders. Click here to download or view the report.
On 14th January 2021, we held our second webinar on mental health rehabilitation, led by GIRFT clinical lead Dr Sridevi Kalidindi, featuring a number of excellent speakers focusing on person-centred rehabilitation pathways. If you wish to view this webinar, please contact [email protected]
Here are some links you may find useful in connection with the webinar discussion on person-centred rehabilitation pathways:
Tabard Forensic Service (example of Look Ahead work. Models also exist where the primary commissioned contract is held by the relevant mental health trust or local authority and sub-contracted to the housing provider).
On 10th December 2020, we held our first lunchtime webinar with clinical lead Dr Sridevi Kalidindi and a number of external speakers to focus on a whole system approach to mental health rehabilitation, and bringing people back into local care pathways. If you wish to view this webinar, please contact [email protected]
Questions and answers from the 10th December webinar are available here.
The clinical lead for the mental health rehabilitation workstream was appointed in late 2018, with the endorsement of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
You can contact the project manager for this workstream at [email protected]
Clinical Lead: Dr Sridevi Kalidindi CBE
Consultant rehabilitation psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Kalidindi is a consultant rehabilitation psychiatrist and recent past Associate Medical Director at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. This role has involved working closely with commissioners and others to develop appropriate, successful services. She currently leads a Rehabilitation and Recovery Community Team and, in the past, an inpatient rehabilitation unit as well. She is the immediate past Chair of the Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Kalidindi is a Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and has authored and co-authored numerous key policy documents and research papers. She was awarded 2017 Psychiatrist of the year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and remains a spokesperson for the college, strongly advocating for good mental health services for the population.
She is currently a national advisor for the development of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) developing NICE guidelines for community psychiatry.
Dr Kalidindi said: “The Getting It Right First Time workstream in mental health rehabilitation provides an enormous, long overdue opportunity to upgrade rehabilitation services nationally. Improved patient experience and outcomes along with enhanced system functioning, is at the heart of this programme.”
Royal College of Psychiatry
Smoking cessation protocol (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
COVID-19 guidance and resources
Below are useful links for mental health COVID-19 guidance. Given the fast pace of emerging knowledge and good practice, please ensure you check that you are using the most up-to-date guidance, by going back to the original websites.
RCPsych: Responding to Covid-19
Advice on clozapine from the published consensus guidance, Siskind et al, April 2020: Consensus_statement_on_the_use_of_clozapine_during_the_COVID-19_pandemic
Key lines of enquiry from the above document:
- Am I safe?
- Am I in the right place for my care (education) and treatment?
- Are my plans for my future going well?
- Is everything supporting me to have the best life I can have now and in the future?
Public Mental Health: Gov.uk Covid-19 guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing
Care homes and supported living: (generic and not mentioning the management of those with serious mental illness and special circumstances):