Mental health: practice briefing

This practice briefing is designed to help Idvas and Idaas better support the additional needs of their clients

This practice briefing reflects on the additional needs of clients who have mental health difficulties. It looks at how domestic abuse advocates such as Idvas and Idaas can work to better engage and support this marginalised group.

It explores:

  • client profile
  • language
  • barriers to disclosure
  • the structure of mental health services
  • common mental health problems
  • reflections for practice

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