Mental health and well-being
Senior Responsible Officer: John Lawlor
Chief Executive for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation NHS Trust (CNTW)
Senior Responsible Officer: TBC
The mental health programme is focused on addressing health inequalities and preventing illness, through promoting well-being and improving outcomes for people who experience mental ill health. Over the last 3 years the mental health programme has developed collaborative approaches that focus on improving the integration of services to benefit the people of the North East and North Cumbria.
The ICS mental health priorities have been revised in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and learning from contemporary evidence. Five priorities are providing a focus for this work, with detailed delivery plans for each area:
- Priority 1: Give every child the best start in life: mental health and wellbeing (including maternity and perinatal)
- Priority 2: Supporting local systems to develop and implement integrated models of care (implementation of Community Mental Health Framework for adults and older adults)
- Priority 3: Improving parity of esteem (to reduce the mortality gap for people with mental health, learning disability and autism)
- Priority 4: Reducing the life impact of mental health, learning disability and autism conditions (create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities)
- Priority 5: Zero Suicide Ambition
Enabling Priority work streams:
- A Mental Health and Learning Disability/Autism workforce group is in place to enable and support a flexible workforce equipped to deliver the ambitions of the mental health programme. (The work plan has been developed in collaboration with Health Education England.)
- Evidence and evaluation.
These priorities have been mapped to the delivery outcomes described in the NHS Long Term Plan (2019) and informed by findings of The Marmot Review: 10 years on – Health Equity in England (2020).
Year 1 and Year 2 reports have been produced to describe progress (see below), and a Year 3 report is being prepared outlining the activity that has occurred during 2020/21.
The mental health programme of work is overseen by a multiagency steering group which includes representatives from statutory and voluntary services, and also benefits from input from experts by experience. Feedback from people who use services will continue to shape the mental health programme delivery plan.
A governance structure is in place to enable operational, transformational and clinical actions to progress in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders.
Progress on our ambitions and objectives:
- Multi-agency working groups were in place by 2020 as planned, with delivery plans aligned to ICS objectives and the NHS Long Term Plan.
- Plans to have needs-led services in pace by 2028 are progressing, informed by place-based population health needs. System plans align with the Community Mental Health Transformation implementation, and commissioning partnership arrangements/approaches are progressing across the region.
- The Operational Management Group oversees regional bids to maximise the impact of investment, reduce the risk of duplication and inequality of provision.
- Our Year 3 report will be finalised in March 2021 for circulation, and will provide a detailed update on measurable progress against delivery plans.
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Mental Health Programme Director: Gail Kay
Mental Health Programme Manager: Vicky Donegan