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 is imminent, with new investment entering the system from 1 April.
In preparation, STPs and ICSs should be planning this transformation collaboratively in partnership with experts by experience, local authorities and the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. This new 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.
On 25 March, we will host the fourth in our series of webinars, to provide more information and timely advice as new funding enters the system. Speakers will include Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director at NHS England. You can find out more and register for this webinar on Eventbrite, and view past webinars here.
Your next steps
Find out more
Our first guide outlines the first five steps needed to transform community mental health care and realise the vision of the NHS Long Term Plan and Community Mental Health Framework, using lessons from pilot sites and other pioneering work taking place across England.
Read more Thinking differently
Co-production in commissioning
Find out how we are ensuring that people with lived experience of mental illness are involved in the design, delivery and commissioning of mental health services.
Read more Co-production in commissioning
Communities that care
Many factors shape our mental health, such as how socially connected we are, the state of our finances, the stability of our housing and our physical health. Our research shows that people severely affected by mental illness want more support accessing this kind of care in their communities.
Read more Communities that care