Social work: improving adult mental health

Social work for better mental health – a strategic statement (PDF, 745KB, 17 pages)

How are we doing? A self assessment and improvement resource (PDF, 739KB, 36 pages)

Making the difference together – guidance on gathering and using feedback (PDF, 1.51MB, 48 pages)

These 3 documents are part of the ‘Social Work for Better Mental Health’ initiative. They will help to improve social work across the mental health sector and to make sure the value of social work in improving mental wellbeing is recognised.

The documents include:

  • an overview of the strategy and importance of social work in mental health services
  • an assessment of social work in a mental health context
  • guidance about how to get and use feedback on mental health social work practice from service users, carers and family