THE SOCIAL Welfare Commisskin (which is an advisory body to the Bishops' Conference) at the start of 1981 established a working party to consider the needs of people suffering mental illness
The Working Party on Mental Illness is already considering the following topics:—
The continuing relevance of large residential hospitals: The support structures most beneficial to "at risk" people in the community: The best use of available resources, particularly personnel:
The development of counselling skills:
Identifying good practice in mental health services, also encouraged practical preventive measures which are as yet being insufficiently promoted.
Any readers (especially those stirred by Ursula Luard's letter. —October 30) who feel they have a contribution to make can direct it in confidence to me at this office.
Mr M. M. Hailey Social Welfare Commission Abingdon, Oxon OX 14 3JF