Service Users' Perspective of Reasons for Detention Under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2010 by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01135693
First received: June 2, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2010
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Section 136 of the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 allows the police to detain someone in a public place if there are reasons to believe that they may be suffering from a mental disorder and to be in need of care or control. For a significant number of psychiatric patients, detention under section 136 and accessing psychiatric services via the police remains an important, and sometimes the only pathway to care. Approximately 17400 people were detained under section 136 of the MHA 1983 during the year 2005-2006 (Independent Police Complaints Commission, 2008).

Despite the large number of patients accessing mental health services via the police, there is no research available to identify the service users' perspective of what led them to come into contact with police and to identify the reasons for care not being accessed by conventional routes. Royal College Psychiatrists (RCP, 2008) and Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC, 2008) found that there was lack of research into the service users' perspective and recommended research into this area.

The investigators have devised this research project to help themselves and the wider research and clinical community understand the service users' perspective of how they came to be detained by the police, whether the community services had failed and explore their views to understand what can be done to improve the service provisions.

Fieldhead hospital, Wakefield provides acute inpatient care for psychiatric patients. Those who are detained under section 136 of the MHA in Wakefield area are taken to a place of safety and following assessment they may be admitted formally or informally to Fieldhead hospital for assessment and treatment. Those who are detained under section 136 of MHA and subsequently admitted as inpatients to Fieldhead hospital will be included in this study.


Condition
Reasons for Detention Under Mental Health Act 1983

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Qualitative Study of Service Users' Perspective of Reasons for Detention Under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 Using Grounded Theory

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Further study details as provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust:

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Psychiatric patients who are detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in Wakefield district and subsequently admitted as inpatients to psychiatric wards at Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Those who have been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequently admitted to Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield
  • Those service users aged between 18 and 65 years
  • Those service users who have the capacity to consent to the interview

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those service users who are under 18 years old and over 65 years old at the time of the study
  • Service users who are assessed to be incapacitated to consent to the study
  • Adults with dementia
  • Those who cannot understand and/or speak English sufficiently to participate in interview
  • Service user's who are currently experiencing crisis
  Contacts and Locations
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Contacts
Contact: Santhana K Gunasekaran, MBBS MRCPsych LLM 0044 1924 32 7378 san.gunasekaran@gmail.com
Contact: John H Kent, MBBS FRCPsych 0044 1924 32 7375 john.kent@swyt.nhs.uk

Locations
United Kingdom
Fieldhead Hospital Not yet recruiting
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, WF1 3SP
Principal Investigator: Santhana K Gunasekaran, MBBS MRCPsych LLM         
Sponsors and Collaborators
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Santhana K Gunasekaran, MBBS MRCPsych LLM South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Study Chair: John H Kent, MBBS FRCPsych South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Adrian Berry, Interim Care Group Director, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01135693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SWYTNHS
Study First Received: June 2, 2010
Last Updated: June 2, 2010
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Department of Health
Branch: West Yorkshire Mental Health Research Consortium, St Marys House, St Marys Road, Leeds, United Kingdom LS7 3JX

Keywords provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust:
Section 136
Mental Health Act 1983
Police
Detention
Failure of community care

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