MHPF are pleased to join with our member Rethink and associate members the Mental Health Foundation and the Centre for Mental Health, along with 23 other organisations, in supporting the launch of ASH’s new report ‘The Stolen Years: The mental health and smoking action report’. Smoking is the single largest factor people with mental health conditions dying on average 10-20 years younger than the general population. This report sets out a range of ambitions aimed at supporting mental health service users to quit smoking and reduce this
MHPF and the Mental Health Voluntary Sector (MHVS) welcome the very candid Mental Health Task Force report and findings spanning the variety of system, culture and service delivery issues affecting the lives of people with mental health needs. We look forward to further detail regarding the implementation of the recommendations and resources to support this. There are a number of areas listed below that the MHVS would seek to see strengthened in either recommendation or as focus for task group work:
Derby City Council are supporting residents to be less reliant on traditional services and looking at providing community-based solutions to their problems. The council has found that Local Area Coordination (LAC) means that £4 of social value is created for every £1 invested.
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