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Better mental health: introducing the Green Light toolkit 2013

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The Social Care News blog will always signpost and champion any initiative designed to improve quality of services – and mental health is no exception.

The Green Light Toolkit is a guide to auditing and improving mental health services to make them more effective in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.


The toolkit includes three audit tools which have been co-designed with local services. It also includes an easy read version to help people with learning disabilities get involved in the process.

Any new resource created through local engagement and involving the voices of those using mental health services is to be applauded. The Green Light Toolkit will help services to reduce discrimination, improve outcomes and meet their responsibilities under equalities legislation.

Do let us know what you think of the toolkit, either as a service provider or user.

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  1. Comment by shurleea posted on

    It is the attitude of staff that needs changing and psychiatrists need retraining!
    Anyone can be a psychiatrist, just buy the ICD10 and a BNF, that is all they use.!
    Psychiatrist just issue prescriptions, don't look at / or understand the underlying issues, and do't appear to care.
    They issue medications with ghastly side affects yet insist the patient keeps taking them, how would they like to be forced to eat / drink something that supposed to make them feel better, but makes them feel ten times worse?

    Mental health care is too dependent on medication, if one tablet doesn't work, take pot luck and try the next one!

    Mental health needs a revolution, care (excluding the horrible physical treatments) is no better today than it was back in the mid fifties!