Our other work

As well as developing mental health care pathways, we develop NICE guidelines and are involved in many different areas of mental health research.

Over 15 years, we developed 36 mental health guidelines, notably:

  • The first ever NICE guideline (on schizophrenia)
  • The first guideline on service user experience
  • The first collaborative guideline with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on dementia.

Our guidelines have led to some important developments in the field of mental health. They have provided the evidence base that has supported:

Our guidelines have been recognised nationally and internationally:

Our guidelines have been translated and adopted/adapted by other healthcare systems, including in Italy, Australia and Slovenia.

See list of NICE guidelines developed by us.

We are working on a number of other important projects:

  • A large-scale review of effective, safe, compassionate and sustainable staffing (ESCaSS) for adult and children and young people’s mental health services.
  • An evaluation of early implementers of IAPT services for people with long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms. 
  • A revision of the EPRR Guidance for Psychosocial Support for Major Incidence.
  • Reviewing the evidence base in support of the long-term funding for children and young people mental health services.
  • An engagement and feedback exercise with service users on the long-term funding for mental health services.
  • Developing a Manual for the implementation of the school’s mental health support team.  

The NCCMH has developed a series of Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Frameworks for Health Education England (HEE) to support people who self-harm and/or are suicidal. More information on the competency frameworks can be found on the UCL CORE site. The competency frameworks helps to makes suggestions about best practice in the light of current understandings of the effectiveness of approaches and interventions.

There are three corresponding frameworks – which overlap in terms of content, but are separated out because they describe work with different populations and in different scenarios:

The primary audience for this documentation will be clinicians, trainers, clinical managers and commissioners of services, but service users and carers may also find the documents useful. A separate guide written specifically for service users and carers describes the frameworks and outlines the care they can expect.

If you would like to know more, please email us or phone 020 3701 2635.
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