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Mental Health Commission. (2021) Covid-19 paper 2: examining the impacts and response in residential mental health services. Dublin: Mental Health Commission.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has required residential mental health services to respond and adapt to a rapidly evolving risk environment on an unprecedented scale. From the outset of the pandemic, mental health services have shown a capacity for change and resilience which helped them in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The response and actions taken by services has not only ensured that service delivery has been sustained but has also prevented the spread of illness and saved lives. The characteristics of mental health services mean that they are faced with unique challenges in any pandemic situation. The purpose of this paper is to seek an understanding of how the sector responded, identify emerging best practice and identify lessons that can be learned to safeguard residents into the future.

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