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