Managing Mental Health Services by Amanda ReynoldsManaging Mental Health Services by Amanda Reynolds

Managing Mental Health Services

byAmanda Reynolds, Graham Thornicroft

Paperback | June 1, 1999

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* What are the key tasks that a mental health manager needs to fulfil?
* What are the six key steps needed to develop manageable mental health services?
* How can managers not just survive but creatively improve mental health services?

This is a practical, no-nonsense book designed to help managers of mental health services cope, survive and constructively fulfil their role. It has been written to help managers to function in an increasingly complex mental health service arena. In clear, jargon-free language it aims to demystify key managerial terms, to provide an understandable summary of the relevant policy and legal framework, and to provide signposts to assist managers in making their way through the maze of service planning and service development options. Managing Mental Health Services will be a leading practical handbook in its field, a point of reference for hands-on managers, and a source of stimulating advice, tips and guidance in mental health service management.
Amanda Reynolds is Lewisham Borough Manager within the adult service of Lewisham and Guys NHS Trust. Prior to this she worked at the Maudsley Hospital, initially as a Directorate Manager within the adult services and then as a Service Development Manager assisting with the reprovision from Warlingham Park Hospital in Croydon. She is a...
Title:Managing Mental Health ServicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 3.58 × 2.36 × 0.19 inPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0335198333

ISBN - 13:9780335198337

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Table of Contents

Section A: Context

Policy background

Section B: Six key steps for developing manageable mental health services

The vision
agreeing the guiding principles
Estimating population needs
Making an organizational diagnosis
Writing the strategic business plan
Delivering the service components
Review and evaluation

Section C: The six key managerial tasks

Managing the change process
Human resources 'the untapped potential'
Managing budgets
Creating a robust infrastructure
Allies or adversaries
Surviving the future