Mental Health Strategy

Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with London Borough of Sutton have developed a “Draft Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy”.

There was an engagement event on Thursday 2nd May at Belmont Connect. This was to present the joint mental health and wellbeing strategy and to ask Sutton service users for their opinions on it.

Service users, their families and carers were invited to attend.

This is what Sutton CCG and the Borough say:

“The aim of the strategy is to improve the mental health and wellbeing outcomes of our residents in Sutton. We will improve the physical health of people living with serious mental illness and increase life expectancy for this population group. We will focus on prevention and early intervention, whilst delivering a sustainable mental health system in Sutton.

“By engaging with providers and working in partnership with the third and voluntary sector we will transform the mental health and wellbeing of Sutton residents. In order to realise this ambition, multi partners including users, carers and key stakeholders have developed a draft Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy to provide high quality of care and support to our mental health service users and carers. To do this we recognise that we need to work together in new ways, and make better use of the wealth of good services that are available in the Borough. Making this happen will require improved joint working across organisations in Sutton, and better engagement with local people and communities.

“In delivering our vision for mental health and wellbeing we will be guided by the eight principles set out in NHS England’s Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS 10 Year Long Term Plan which can be found here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Mental-Health-Taskforce-FYFV-final.pdf

  • Decisions must be locally led
  • Care must be based on the best available evidence
  • Services must be designed in partnership with people who have mental health problems and with carers
  • Inequalities must be eliminated to ensure all needs are met across all ages
  • Care must be integrated, spanning physical, mental and social needs
  • Prevention and early intervention must be prioritised
  • Care must be safe, effective and delivered in the least restrictive setting
  • The right data must be collected and used to drive and evaluate progress”