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Adult Mental Health Strategy - Demographic information for focus groups

Started: 27 November 2020 09:00 - Closed: 31 January 2021 16:00

Status: Closed

Status: Closed

What Happens Next?

Over the past couple of months, we have spoken with a number of different people in a number of different ways. We will now spend some time looking at all the information people have shared with us.

We hope to come back in March 2021 and share with you what people have told us, to make sure we have captured everything.

We will then use the information people have shared with us to help us write the Adult Mental Health Strategy.

NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) aims to ensure Better Health for Sunderland, and that the local NHS improves health and wellbeing in the City, supports us to keep mentally and physically well, to get better when we are ill and, when we cannot fully recovery, to stay as well as we can to the end of our lives. Mental health and wellbeing is fundamental to achieving a healthy, resilient and thriving population and in Sunderland; we would like to create a strategy for mental health in the City.

How mental health services currently look

Sunderland CCG commission a range of partners from various sectors including acute, community and voluntary to deliver mental health services to the residents of Sunderland.

Why do we need to change

As a City, we find ourselves at a point when we need to reflect on the national policy changes and determine our local priorities for mental health going forward.

Mental health and wellbeing is a key priority within the draft Sunderland Healthy City Plan and at a time when resources are limited, we need to ensure that we can meet the demands on our services and develop pathways which are sustainable and improve outcomes for patients, in-line with national guidance and priorities.

At a most opportune time and aligning with the development of our local mental health strategy, substantial national funding is to be made available to transform how community mental health services are delivered. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to significantly redesign models of care for adults and older people to ensure their needs are met.