Have your say on the new 10-year plan for mental health to be set out by the government

Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership is asking local people to share their views for a national call for evidence that will contribute to the government’s new 10-year plan to improve mental health.

The partnership is inviting local people to share their views through an online questionnaire (www.engagebdc.com/callforevidencebdc) by 5pm on Friday 3 June. A place-based response (a local response for Bradford District and Craven) will be submitted to the government’s call for evidence, using feedback from local people.

The government is committed to improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes across the country. This is part of the government’s commitment to provide a fair and equal access to everyone for mental health services, to address inequal outcomes and life chances across the country. To address this the government is developing a new 10-year plan for mental health and wellbeing and is calling for evidence.

Therese Patten, Chief Executive for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and Chair for the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Board for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Neurodiversity, said: “We have an opportunity here to influence how mental health services are delivered. Your views will help to shape the new 10-year plan to improve mental health to be set out by the government. We want everyone to take part in the survey (www.engagebdc.com/callforevidencebdc) as this will affect how services are delivered across Bradford District and Craven.

“Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership will collate all the responses from the survey and the feedback will be analysed to establish key themes. These will then contribute to our local response for call for evidence. The final response will be added to the Health Minds website (www.healthyminds.services). We will also prepare a local response to feedback we receive to show how your views will help us plan and deliver services across our partnership.

Everyone is being encouraged to take part in the survey. This includes:

  • children and young people, adults, and older adults who have experienced mental ill-health
  • people who have cared for someone affected by mental ill-health
  • people who work or volunteer in health and social care services who support people with their mental health
  • people who work or volunteer in places where they meet people who are affected by mental illhealth (such as schools, job centres and housing associations)
  • academics and experts who work on mental health.

Anyone wanting a hard copy of the survey or in an alternative format i.e. large print or braille, should email actasone@nhs.net or call 01274 237290 and ask for the ‘Call for evidence for new 10-year plan to improve mental health’ survey.

The local survey will close on Friday 3 June at 5pm. This is to ensure the partnership have enough time to provide a local response to the national engagement.

The national survey closes on Tuesday 5 July at 11:45pm. People can take part in this, if they’re unable to respond to the local survey by visiting www.gov.uk/government/consultations/mental-health-and-wellbeing-plan-discussion-paper-and-call-for-evidence

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