The Mental Health Commission has published the Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland. The themes, standards and criteria contained in the quality framework provide clear guidance for service users, their families/chosen advocates, service providers and the public as to what to expect from a mental health service. The quality framework is applicable to all mental health services including services for children and adolescents, adults, older persons, persons with an intellectual disability and a mental illness and forensic mental health services.
It applies equally to all mental health services irrespective of whether they are being delivered within the service user's home, community settings both residential and non-residential, or within in-patient facilities.
The quality framework is flexible to allow for the diverse needs of service users as well as the different nature and scale of organisations involved in service delivery.
Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland
Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland Draft Audit Toolkit 2007
The Quality Framework for Mental Health Services in Ireland is the Mental Health Commission's response to the stakeholder consultation on quality in mental services entitled Quality in Mental Health - Your Views, which was published by the Mental Health Commission in 2005.
Quality in Mental Health - Your Views