Community Mental Health Transformation Programme
Our ambitious programme to revolutionise mental health care is underway
As outlined in the NHS Long Term plan, the Community Mental Health Framework (CMHF) envisages place-based, community mental health support across the healthcare, local government and voluntary landscape. We are part of, and working closely, with our North Central London (NCL) Integrated Care System (ICS) colleagues and teams to align with the wider aims and objectives of the national framework.
We are now in the final year of the Partnership’s three year £25m programme to transform how we work to avoid people becoming seriously unwell in the first place and to help others recover sooner and stay well for longer. Throughout, we have been doing this in collaboration with service users, carers, local communities, health and care partners and others.
Since the start of the programme in 2021, colleagues and teams across North London Mental Health Partnership have been working to ensure projects and new initiatives are implemented and embedded across the Partnership. Transformation within community mental health is moving steadily with each of the identified workstreams forging new relationships and improved ways of working with local partners and our Voluntary Care Sector (VCS) colleagues.
What we're aiming to do
We’re changing how we work to transform community care and further improve outcomes for people with long term mental health conditions. Throughout the programme duration, we will continually focus on:
- Recruiting new frontline workers to ensure consistent high-quality care across all our community services
- Re-focusing to provide earlier intervention and stop people from becoming very unwell
- Making it easier for people to receive the right care at the right time by delivering services in GP surgeries or nearby
- Supporting people to manage their own condition and stay well
- Partnering with social and community care to deliver truly joined-up health and social care
- Recruiting peer support workers with lived experience to play a central role
- Working with GPs and colleagues to take a lead on preventing serious mental illness for the first time.
- The new approach to treating and preventing mental illness will be rolled out progressively over three years in consultation with staff, service users, health and care partners and others
Our largescale programme of work is divided into seven key workstreams – visit the dedicated pages below to find out more about each one:
- Community Mental Health Core Teams
- Adult Eating Disorders
- Community Rehab
- Older Adults
- Personality Disorders
- Younger Adults (Age18-25)
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Read more about our ambitious plans:
- How we are meeting needs identifield at November's community mental health summit - January 2021
- The latest on our transformation programme - TV interview December 2021
- We are changing the way we plan and deliver care - using DIALOG+ - November 2021
- We gathered your thoughts and feedback at our first Community Mental Health Summit in November 2021
- Five months in and we have built strong foundations - Darren Summers, Deputy CEO of C&I and NCL Lead for the Community Transformation Programme
- New neighbourhood mental health teams start work - July 2021
- Plans underway to build our new community mental health centre at Lowther Road - June 2021
Click here to see videos of people involved in the transformation, explaining what impact it has had on them