Mental Health Resource Quality Assessment

The Mental Health Resource Quality Assessment was developed by Richard Daniel Curtis in response to a problem – how do people tell the suitability of a mental health resource/intervention for a purpose?

Using the important questions to consider Richard developed a tool to allow colleagues to reflect on the suitability of a resource, book, training course or intervention for the purpose they want to use it for.

  1. Is there evidence it will work for the purpose you want to use it for?
  2. How many people will it be accessible to?
  3. If one, will its use make a significant change for them?
  4. What are the benefits for the people utilising the resource?
  5. What are the limitations of utilising the resource?
  6. Are there risks associated with using this resource? For example, could someone’s mental health problem be triggered by its use?
  7. If there are risks, can they be mitigated? For example, through training.
  8. What is its cost-effectiveness?

Colleagues are encouraged to reflect on the responses to this using a scoring system. Using the total score can also be used to reflect on the overall suitability of the resource.

The tool can be downloaded here:

To see an example of the tool completed, please download the example below for a training course:

This tool is due to be psychometrically evaluated and details will be published as it is.