Mental health strategy
An update on the mental health strategy
In July 2012, the Deputy Prime Minister launched a new Mental Health Implementation Framework. This document sets out concrete actions that a wide range of organisations can take so that the mental health strategy No Health without Mental Health becomes a reality.
The actions in the implementation framework are focused on action at a local level so new organisations, like Clinical Commissioning Groups, and existing organisations, like local authorities, can work together to bring about change and help improve everyone’s mental health and wellbeing. It also advises on how to monitor and measure progress.
We worked with the Government, Centre for Mental Health, NHS Confederation Mental Health Network, Rethink Mental Illness and Turning Point to develop this framework to help deliver the strategy.
Mind CEO, Paul Farmer, with Minister for Care Services, Paul Burstow. With thanks to Crown Copyright.
Now we want to make sure people with mental health problems, carers and the public can use the implementation framework to improve their local services. Working with the Afiya Trust, National Survivor User Network and Rethink Mental Illness, Mind has produced a guide No decision about us without us that explains how people with mental health problems, their families and carers, and the public, can use the implementation framework to turn the mental health strategy into reality. The guide will provide information on campaigning for local change and holding decision-makers and service providers to account.
- Download No decision about us without us (full version, PDF)
- Download No decision about us without us (easy read version, PDF)
We have also produced a guide called No Health Without Mental Health for key decision-makers:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Directors of Public Health
- Health and Wellbeing Boards
- Local Authorities
- Local Health Watch organisations
- Overview and Scrutiny Committees
If you would like further information on this work, please send us an email.
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