Better Mental Health in a Bigger Society?
Big Society is a new idea in government but, in many local areas, the NHS and local authorities are already supporting services and projects that use a Big Society approach to support people with mental health difficulties. The report explores and identifies the overlaps between Big Society ideas and changes that many people with mental health difficulties have long argued for.
By supporting the development of community groups, local charities and social enterprises either directly or via other bodies, the NHS has already been laying the foundations for people with mental health difficulties to make things happen for themselves away from state services.
Better Mental Health in a Bigger Society asks how the NHS and local authorities can become enablers for people and communities to take forward their own visions of mental health and wellbeing?