Developing mental health services

We know that more and more people are needing support from mental health, emotional wellbeing and support services. We know that much of mental health support, as with physical support, goes beyond traditional treatment but is intrinsically linked to social factors, economic factors and beyond.

We also know that in order to create meaningful support and treatment we need parity of esteem between mental and physical health and the two should not be dealt with entirely separately. Our vision is to work hand in hand with local people to improve the mental health and well-being of our local populations.

People with learning disabilities have specific health and care needs both to keep them well and to support them to live independent lives. Our ambition is to continue to develop and improve services that enable them to do this.

More broadly we will understand and respond to the needs of our population, deliver high quality evidenced based, consistent care and learn together, using lived experience, to drive true transformation for the people relying on our services. In working towards this vision, our aim is to provide patients, carers and families with the best possible care, treatment and support.

At the same time, we want to improve mental health and wellbeing within the local communities we serve by making sure people can access support at the earliest possible opportunity.