Koha - a helping hand
Links for Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Resources:

Department of Health (DoH) Website
An extensive resource on all MCA & DoLS issues.
http://www.dh.gov.uk/......../MentalCapacityAct2005/index.htm

Office of the Public Guardian
Information on all aspects of Lasting Powers of Attorneys & Deputies. Also has a series of booklets on the MCA to download.
http://www.publicguardian.gov.uk/

The British Psychological Society
Guidance on Best Interests
http://www.bps.org.uk/.......
All other MCA & DoLS info. at the BPS:
http://www.bps.org.uk/......./mentalcap.cfm

The Ministry of Justice
Information on the MCA & DoLS
http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/mental-capacity.htm

Dignity in Dying
Provides an 'Advance Decision Toolkit for Professionals' to download & other info. on advance decisions
http://www.dignityindying.org.uk/......./Advance%20decisions%20toolkit.pdf

National Council for Palliative Care
Advance Decisions to refuse Treatment. A guide for health & social care professionals
http://www.endoflifecareforadults.nhs.uk/eolc/files/NHS-EoLC_ADRT_Sep2008.pdf

Age Concern
Provides Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Factsheet
http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/....../FS62Deprivation_of_Liberty_Safeguards.pdf

British Medical Association
Assessment tool kit:
http://www.bma.org.uk/ethics/consent_and_capacity/Consenttoolkit4.jsp
Consent toolkit:
http://www.bma.org.uk/ethics/consent_and_capacity/Consenttoolkit4.jsp
Advance decisions & proxy decision making in medical treatment & research guidance:
http://www.bma.org.uk/ethics/consent_and_capacity/AdvanceStatements07.jsp

General Medical Council
Consent guidance: patients & doctors making decisions together:
http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/consent_guidance_index.asp

Social Care Institute for Excellence
MCA research reports & studies
http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/mca/resources/research.asp

Mental Health Foundation
Guidance on banking issues & the MCA
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/?EntryId5=61150

Alzheimer's Society
Supporting People with dementia using the MCA
http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/mca/files/ALZSOCMCAreport.pdf

Positive Psychology Links:

The British Psychological Society: http://www.bps.org.uk/
Includes the latest psychology news, a research digest and psychology podcasts.

American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/
Extensive resources for all psychology topics, including research updates.

Values in Action Institute: http://www.viastrengths.org/
Access free character strengths assessments & positive psychology information.

Authentic Happiness: http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/questionnaires.aspx
Resource centre, includes free positive psychology questionnaires & numerous positive psychology resources.

Positive Psychology Centre: http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/
The Positive Psychology Center promotes research, training, education, dissemination, and the application of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology seeks to understand and build the strengths and virtues that enable inpiduals and communities to thrive.

Centre for Confidence and Well Being: http://www.centreforconfidence.co.uk/
Aims to support inpidual, organisational and cultural change. Aims to do this mainly through the dissemination of learning from the growing discipline of Positive Psychology.

Centre for Applied Positive Psychology: http://www.cappeu.org/
The centre's aim is to advance the research and application of positive psychology.

Special Group in Coaching Psychology http://www.sgcp.org.uk/
provides information and research on the psychology of coaching

Mindfulness

Making Mindfulness Work http://www.makingmindfulnesswork.co.uk Mindfulness at work has been shown time and time again to increase individual wellbeing. Leading companies such as Google, Deutcshe Bank, Transport for London, & the NHS are successfully using groundbreaking mindfulness programmes in their organisations with phenomenal results.