Prevention concordat for better mental health

Public Health England, August 2017

Public Health England has launched a new national prevention concordat for better mental health, focussed on preventing mental health problems and promoting good mental health. The aim is to galvanise cross-sector action to secure the adoption of effective prevention planning arrangements in all local areas (a Five Year Forward View for Mental Health commitment). As part of this PHE have published a series of documents for use by Commissioners, Providers, Directors of Public Health and local public health teams to create systems that are able to prevent mental ill health as well as treat it.

Click here to view the policy paper.

Click here to access the guidance and additional documents.

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Five Year Forward View for Mental Health one year on

NHS England, March 2017

NHS England has published a report outlining the progress made in the first year of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

The report sets out which areas are beginning to see improved access to care and outlines examples of good local practice in services. It also recognises the ongoing challenges, adding that there is more to do to “make a reality of the aspirations for transformation in mental health services”.

Click here to view the full report.

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: government response

Department of Health, January 2017

This report sets out the government’s response to the work of the Mental Health Taskforce. The taskforce report to NHS England, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, is an independent and far-reaching overview of what modern mental health services should be.

The government will accept the taskforce report’s recommendations in full. This report provides full responses to each of the 58 recommendations made to government.

Click here to access the report and other resources.