Tim D Weaver

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BACKGROUND Many adolescents with mental health problems experience transition of care from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS). AIMS As part of the TRACK study we evaluated the process, outcomes and user and carer experience of transition from CAMHS to AMHS. METHOD We identified a cohort of service(More)
BACKGROUND Improved management of mental illness and substance misuse comorbidity is a National Health Service priority, but little is known about its prevalence and current management. AIMS To measure the prevalence of comorbidity among patients of community mental health teams (CMHTs) and substance misuse services, and to assess the potential for joint(More)
Service users and providers have stated that delivering continuity of care to people with severe mental illness should be a service priority. We reviewed literature on continuity of care for people with severe mental illness (SMI) in order to identify factors that promote and impede this process. A systematic search of electronic databases, sources of grey(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) users, parents and professionals in relation to transition between CAMHS and adult mental health services (AMHS) in the United Kingdom. METHODS Young people were sampled from an observational study population of people reaching the(More)
AIM The aim was to investigate ethnic differences in lifetime self-harm and attempted suicide in women prisoners, and to examine relationships between self-harm, suicide and substance use on dependence. BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that there may be ethnic differences in the proportion of prisoners reporting substance misuse, self-harm and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify methods for involving service users in the planning and delivery of psychiatric services and factors which may assist and impede this process. METHOD A cross-sectional postal survey of user groups and providers of psychiatric services throughout Greater London (UK). RESULTS Seventeen (94%) service providers and 29 (48%) user groups(More)
To compare the experiences of parents and children during inpatient admission to either a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) or a general paediatric ward (GPW) with a specific focus on identifying factors which may influence psychological outcome. Semi-structured qualitative interviews of 20 parents whose children had been admitted to hospital. Cases(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate child and carers' attitudes towards child involvement in paediatric consultations. METHODS Semi-structured qualitative interviews explored child and carers' attitudes towards child involvement at different stages of the paediatric consultation process. Twenty families (21 children, 17 mothers and 5 fathers) were(More)
BACKGROUND Although young people's transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) in England is a significant health issue for service users, commissioners and providers, there is little evidence available to guide service development. The TRACK study aims to identify factors which facilitate or(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about service users' views of measures used to evaluate treatments in mental health. AIMS To identify the views of people with psychosis and affective disorder about the relevance and acceptability of commonly used outcome measures. METHODS Twenty-four widely used outcome measures were presented to expert groups of service(More)