Integration

MHPF encourage better integrated personal and support planning to provide effective joined-up care which can be accurately tailored to a person’s needs. By working with members to ensure coordinated planning and provision, MHPF champion services which will provide effective whole-person care.

There are an increasing number of people with health problems that require access to a combination of health and social care services. The knowledge and experience of the voluntary mental health services can play an important part in bridging the gaps between statutory services and appropriate support planning. MHPF is focused on taking forward the evidence for the effectiveness of service provision in this area and outline where integration is working well.

Specific areas of interest are crisis care and the improvements in response to mental health crisis, voluntary and community sector initiatives in criminal justice, housing and support for wider access and choice to a range of psychological therapies.