Wiltshire Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Draft for Consultation

by admin | 11th December 2014

Wiltshire Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Draft for Consultation

Mental health is ‘everybody’s business’: Poor mental health can have a devastating impact on the quality of life for individuals their families and carers as well as a significant impact on the national economy. It has links to poverty and exclusion, unemployment, crime, chronic illness and anti-social behaviour. People with a mental health issue are more likely to die prematurely and to develop physical health issues.

The draft Wiltshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy provides the strategic direction for Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in promoting mental health and wellbeing and supporting people with mental health problems and their carers over the next 7 years.

The aim of the Strategy is to create environments and communities that will keep people well across their lifetime, achieving and sustaining good mental health and wellbeing for all. It focusses around 6 outcomes:
-More people will have good mental health
-More people with mental health problems will recover
-More people with mental health problems will have good physical health
-More people will have a positive experience of care and support
-Fewer people will suffer avoidable harm
-Fewer people will experience stigma and discrimination

The strategy is a top level vision document; commissioning and delivery plans will be developed to enable us to deliver on the strategy.  This consultation forms an important part of the development of the strategy and the subsequent delivery plans, feedback will be incorporated into the final strategy and into the actions we will take.

We welcome your views on the consultation document and encourage you to complete the questionnaire as part of the consultation process. Should you wish to feedback in a different way, we would welcome your suggestions about how you would like to do this either by email or by telephone to Karen Spence 01225 713094.

Please click here to download the consultation

The closing date is 10th January 2015.

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