Mental health

Mental Health Assessment Tools

Research is underway to identify what Mental Health assessment tools and short term interventions are available for non-medical individuals to use when working with vulnerable individuals. 

To date the following assessment tools have been identified for further review and discussion:

  • Mental Well Being Impact Assessment
  • GRiST questionnaire
  • Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale
  • NHS choices online Mood Assessment tool
  • Principles to Practice (Skills for Care common core principles)
  • Health and Social Care Fire Safety guidance (Manchester Mental Health and Social care trust / GMFRS)
  • The National Repository for good practice – MHSC

Additionally the Royal College of General Practitioners have a variety of educational resources which FRS’s can access.  

  • Mental Well-being Impact Assessment  Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA) enables people and organisations to assess and improve a policy, programme, service or project to ensure it has a maximum equitable impact on people’s mental well-being. (October Oct 2016)
  • GRiST Questionnaire Galatean Risk Screening Tool - Mental Health Risk Assessment http://www.egrist.org/ Web-based decision support g (October 2016)
  • Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWEBS)  From research and discussion with Dr David Marsden Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The shortened version we currently use is not accredited. User Guide (October 2016)
  • Principles to Practice  Skills for Care has published the Common core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care, based on work by the Mental Health Foundation. The common core principles and two key areas outlined in this Practice Guide offer a comprehensive framework for the social care workforce to provide consistent high quality social care and support which promotes the mental health and wellbeing of people who need care and support. This guide to good practice is based upon real life examples from a range of social care settings, which demonstrate how each of the ten principles and two key areas can be applied in practice (October 2016)
  • Health and Social Care Fire Safety Guidance  Dr David Marsden Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust working in conjunction with GMFRS have produced guidelines for service providers who work within the Mental health and Social care environments relating to Fire Safety and partnership development. (October 2016)