Anti-ligature Curtain Track

Recently introduced by Anti-Ligature Shop, the J Trac is a new anti-ligature ceiling/wall fixed curtain track which incorporates glider runners designed to unclip when a specific weight is applied.

‘Bold ambitions’ supported by new website

The Design In Mental Health Network (DIMHN) has launched an all-new website aimed at communicating its bold ambitions to a wider audience.

Anti-ligature base launched by Gent

Manufacturer of life safety solutions, Gent by Honeywell, says its ‘new and improved’ S-Quad Anti-Ligature (fire detector) Base (ALD302) is designed to provide additional safety within buildings that accommodate individuals considered to be at risk.

Helping people enter and stay in work

NHS England, along with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department of Health (DH), is to invest £70 million over the next four years ‘to test different ways to support people with a disability or long-term condition to get in and stay in work’.

Safehinge acquires door hardware specialist

Safehinge has acquired Primera Life, a specialist manufacturer of anti-barricade locksets and other specialist door hardware widely used in mental healthcare environments.

Patients past and present contribute ideas

A £4.4 million purpose-built facility designed to care for some of Fife’s most vulnerable patients has opened its doors at Stratheden Hospital.

‘Unacceptably low’ spending on mental health

Mind has found that local authorities in England spend an average of just 1.36 per cent of their public health budget on mental health – despite having a remit to prevent both physical and mental health problems in the communities they serve.

Architect’s guide to aluminium in building

A new specification guide to its portfolio of architectural aluminium glazing systems has been published by Kawneer.

First Scottish project for Medical Architecture

Medical Architecture has won its first commission in Scotland, that will see the relocation of NHS Borders’ Mental Health Rehabilitation unit.

Changes to the Network’s Board

At its AGM held at IHEEM’s Healthcare Estates 2016 event in Manchester in October, the Design In Mental Health Network announced the appointment of new members of the board of DIMHN.

Picture not improving, CQC survey suggests

People in England’s experiences of being cared for in the community for their mental health problems – ranging from depression to psychosis –had not improved since the publication of the corresponding report in 2015, the results of the Care Quality Commission’s Community Mental Health Survey 2016, published last November, revealed

Contemporary design for challenging spaces

Pineapple Contracts has released four new products targeted at ‘challenging environments’.

One operation to open multiple locks

Designer and manufacturer of anti-ligature products, Intastop, has added to its range of removable doorstops with its SecuraStop Multi Point DoorStop where one operation opens multiple locks.

Chubb Community Care becomes approved provider

Chubb Community Care, part of Chubb Fire & Security Ltd, has been awarded a place on a significant framework agreement with ESPO, a public sector-owned professional buying organisation, to deliver the latest technology-driven care solutions to organisations throughout the UK.

Help for those with a learning disability

Local plans to ‘transform care for people with a learning disability and/or autism’ have been published by NHS England, ‘backed by millions of pounds of dedicated funding’.

Programme launched to help new or expectant mothers

The NHS has launched a programme that it says will ‘each year help an extra 30,000 new or expectant mums who experience serious mental ill health’.

Mental health research gets £70 m DH funding

The Department of Health is to put £816 million in funding into research into key areas including mental health, dementia, and antimicrobial resistance.

Funding success for autism-related project

The University of Cumbria has received £70,000 in funding from the CRH Charitable Trust towards ‘a unique research project’ which will investigate the issues of autism and the criminal justice system.

Recovery-centred care at Wellesley House

A new low secure mental healthcare facility just outside Wellington near Taunton is now complete, say the architects, P+HS, who have been working closely with developer, Montpelier Estates, to deliver Wellesley Hospital, which will provide ‘high quality, recovery-centred care’ for a range of users.

New staff strengthen UK sales team

A manufacturer of products ‘designed to protect doors, people, and places’, has strengthened its field sales team with the appointment of three new area sales managers.