Mind responds to new Mental Health Implementation Framework
Posted Tuesday 24 July 2012
The Government has today launched its new Mental Health Implementation Framework, which sets out the actions necessary across society to drive improvements in the nation’s mental health.
The framework has been coproduced with 5 leading mental health organisations: Mind, Centre for Mental Health, NHS Confederation Mental Health Network, Rethink Mental Illness and Turning Point. It was launched this morning by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Care Services Minister Paul Burstow.
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said:
The Health and Social Care Act has enshrined in law the duty to give mental health a fair deal, and grant it the same importance as physical health. Given the tough economic climate we know that now more than ever people need support to look after their mental health; last year calls to Mind's Infoline increased by 18% and our local Minds helped over 250,000 people.
We are delighted to see the launch of the Mental Health Strategy Implementation Framework, which we have all worked hard on to co-produce. Last year's Mental Health strategy was very welcome and we look forward to using the Implementation Framework and working with a range of organisations to ensure that it is brought to life.
Mind's response to the framework was covered on Sky News.