Promoting Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health 

We have agreed collectively to commit to and take a new approach to promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health within the Borough.  This includes the following key developments;

  • Implementation of a programme of work to promote wellbeing, develop resilience and address mental health issues in children and young people (0-19), especially during the transition between child and adult services.
  • Development and implementation of a single point of referral for mental health and improved communication about support options.
  • Introduction of a consultant led mental health community service.
  • Greater emphasis on the provision of appropriate services to support mental health patients in crisis.
  • Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), with increased access to patients and improved outcomes, where appropriate.
  • Greater focus on activities to improve emotional wellbeing through the development of initiatives to promote good citizenship, social interactions and maximise social value.
  • The inclusion of wellbeing as a key component and success measure in universal programmes and services.
  • Develop and implement a Dementia Strategy which covers the whole pathway including support for those directly affected and their carers; and the development of dementia friendly communities.
  • A joined up partnership approach to suicide reduction in the Borough.
  • Support the Children and Adults Safeguarding Boards to address their priorities including addressing neglect and domestic abuse.