Improving Mental Health Services
This is an exciting time for mental health services. With more investment in support and more ways to get help for our communities.
Care and support offered by the NHS is joining up with support offered by charities, local organisations, and with services offered by the Council. There will be more choices for organising your care and support around what matters to you. There is evidence that this way of offering services means better quality of life for people living with mental health challenges. This new funding means there will be more options for people to get the right help in the right way for them.
We are working alongside service users and their families and carers, professionals, members of the voluntary sector and other stakeholders to improve mental health services.
Just B support line set up to listen to people in Norfolk and Suffolk
A new support service has been set up to listen to people who have been affected by the recently published report on mortality data and processes at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). Just B, an independent northern charity is available to help people in Norfolk and Suffolk, and an organisation that has no connection whatsoever with services across Norfolk and Suffolk, including NSFT.
If you feel you may benefit from a confidential, supportive and compassionate space to talk through your emotions, please dial this number 01423 856799. A friendly and listening ear will be available from 8am to 8pm, any day of the week. You can read more about the service here.
Our work is focused on six commitments:
Prevention and wellbeing
Increasing our focus on prevention and wellbeingLearn more
Support in primary care
Provinding more support for mental health issues in primary care and in your local communityLearn more
To ensure the whole system is focused on working in an integrated way to care for patientsLearn more
Making the routes into and through mental health services clearer and easier to understand for everyoneLearn more
Support in a crisis
Providing appropriate support for those people who are in crisisLearn more
Effective in-patient care
Ensuring effective in-patient care for those that need it most.Learn more
Some of this work includes:
- An Adult Mental Health Strategy which focuses our work across six key commitments. You can read the strategy here.
- A project to transform mental health services for children and young people in Norfolk and Waveney. Read more.
- A full review of dementia services across the area
- A separate piece of work for autism
- Read our report about ‘User perspectives in searching for mental health information online‘
The NHS Community Mental Health Transformation
This film is a short visual walk through of the NHS Long-Term Plan commitment on community mental health transformation.