Keep thinking differently

Rethink Mental Illness’s second guide for STPs/ICSs to continue their journey of community mental health transformation.

As you will know, transformation funding, designed to support stakeholders to realise the radical vision set out within the NHS Long Term Plan and Community Mental Health Framework entered the system from April 2021.

In preparation for this funding, STPs and ICSs should have been planning this transformation collaboratively in partnership with experts by experience, local authorities and the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. This resource outlines what to do next, providing guidance to overcome issues and barriers encountered thus far and develop a path forward, step-by-step.

This accompanies our first guide, Thinking differently, and together they are a comprehensive resource to support your radical redesign of community mental health services.

We have also held a series of webinars focused on community mental health transformation. You can watch these here

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Your next steps

For a more detailed version of these steps, including quotes, examples and case studies, please download the PDF version below.

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