Reports and Publications
- This project ran from 2006-2011 and has now concluded. All our major reports are available on these pages. A brief summary document reflecting on our findings is available here
- Sturdy, S., J. Smith-Merry and R. Freeman, forthcoming, 'Stakeholder consultation as social mobilization: framing Scottish mental health policy' Accepted for publication in the Social Policy and Administration
- Smith-Merry, J. R. Freeman and S. Sturdy, forthcoming, 'Reciprocal Instrumentalism: Scotland, WHO Europe and Mental Health' Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Public Policy
- Smith-Merry, J., R. Freeman and S. Sturdy (2011) ‘Transformation of a mental health system – the case of Scotland.’ Revue Sociologie Sante, 34.
- Smith-Merry, J., R. Freeman and S. Sturdy (2011) ‘Implementing recovery: an analysis of the key technologies in Scotland.’ International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 5(1) http://www.ijmhs.com/content/5/1/11
- Smith-Merry, J., R. Freeman and S. Sturdy (2008) 'Organising mental health in Scotland' Mental Health Review Journal, 13(4):16-26.
- Smith-Merry, J. 2008, 'Improving mental health and wellbeing in Scotland: A model policy approach' Advances in Mental Health, 7(3).
Recovering mental health in Scotland: Recovery from Social Movement to Policy GoalRecovery is a central part of mental health policy in Scotland. Our report on recovery examines the way that this concept, which evolved primarily from the service user/consumer movement, made its way into policy in Scotland.
Indicating mental health in ScotlandIndicators have become a central tool for policy making for mental health in Scotland. Our work on indicators reflects on the way that indicators are put to use by the government and services providers. We reflect on whether there can be said to be such a thing as a Scottish way of using indicators.
WHO, Mental Health and EuropeWe have produced a report detailing the production of WHO Europe's Mental Health Declaration and Action Plan for Europe released in 2005.
Scotland and WHOThis report examines the relationship between Scotland and WHO Europe within the context of the 2005 Helsinki Ministerial Conference on Mental Health and the resulting documents and policies.
Consultation as Public Action: Towards a Mentally Flourishing ScotlandThis report details our findings from the observation of the Scottish Government's consultation process for Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland. This consultation process developed a policy document to guide the next stage of the National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Mapping knowledge in ScotlandPhase One of our project involved mapping the actors and knowledge mobilised in the mental health policy community in Scotland. This phase of the project is now complete and the final report is available.
Mapping knowledge in EuropeFour of the twelve teams that comprise the European-wide project consortium we collaborate with have created a document that synthesises the results of the individual country reports for Phase One.