Mental health plummets amid COVID crisis
Mental health has plummeted during the coronavirus crisis, research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has revealed.
Finding the right mindset - and team
Jim McManus shares his lessons for dealing with pandemics - and presents a ‘go to guide’ on the six key elements of his COVID-19 multi-agency response.
Let’s make the argument now for the world we want to live in
Will the impact of coronavirus mean more state investment or 10 more years of austerity to pay for the Government’s interventions, asks Dr Jonathan Carr-West.
Changes to governance structures are needed in a time of pandemic
Decision making is a pressing concern facing local government lawyers due to the evolving pandemic, but it is not the only one, says Helen McGrath
Lawyers warn Deprivation of Liberty safeguards will be 'paralysed' by pandemic
COVID-19 will ‘paralyse’ the system of Deprivation of Liberty safeguards (DoLS), says the organisation for legal and governance council officers.
Jayne Moules outlines how a group of Hartlepool agencies has developed a whole-system approach to reducing the impact of parental conflict on children.
Securing the foundations for change
A five-year jointly-commissioned mental health and learning disability contract worth well over £300m offers a platform of stability that will enable long-term planning and investment, says Iain MacBeath.
Shaping a 21st century Jersey
Charlie Parker arrived in the top job at the States of Jersey determined to bring in a programme of change. Heather Jameson talks to him about the scale of the task he faced and what he’s achieving.
Roll-out of mental health support for rough sleepers begins
A £12m scheme to provide mental health support for rough sleepers has been launched.
HEALTH MJ: Younger children ‘at risk of depression’
Younger children in the UK school year may be more likely to be diagnosed with depression by the age of 16 than older children in the year, says a study.
Preserving the delicate balance
Bob Neill says that in too many cases the delicate balance between recovering what is owed to councils and providing a duty of care to the vulnerable is not being achieved.
Green, green grass of #HOME
Kevin O’Keefe and Cllr Karen Shakespeare explain how an asset management plan is transforming Dudley’s green spaces and encouraging the community to help protect them.
Working with you, for you
Diane Booth explains that by engaging with and seeking the guidance of its young people, Blackpool Council has been able to secure both funds and a new co-production ethic to improve the lives of its residents.
We will not rest on our laurels
Waltham Forest Council won Local Authority of the Year in the MJ Awards 2019. Martin Esom and Cllr Clare Coghill believe the achievement is the result of ‘nearly a decade of relentless focus and grip’.
Council chiefs warn of ‘children’s mental health crisis’
Local authority leaders have warned that social services are seeing more than 560 cases of children with mental health disorders every day – an increase of more than 50% in just four years.