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The ongoing need for local services for people with complex mental health problems

  • Helen Killaspy (a1)
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Despite developments in mental healthcare over recent decades, there remains a group of people with very complex needs who require lengthy admissions and high levels of support in the community on discharge. This is the group that mental health rehabilitation services focus on. In the context of contemporary mental health services that minimise in-patient lengths of stay, the needs of this group must not be overlooked. Providing a local, ‘whole system, integrated rehabilitation care pathway’ requires intelligent commissioning in order to avoid the social exclusion of this group to the ‘virtual asylum’ of out-of-area placements.

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