Mental health problems are common across all sectors of society.
It is estimated that in any one year approximately one British adult in four experiences at least one diagnosable mental health disorder.
Within the working age population of Great Britain, approximately 11 million people experience symptoms associated with mental ill health (Office for National Statistics, 2001), and around six million have symptoms that meet the diagnostic criteria for mental illness, mainly experiencing anxiety and/or depression.
No Health without Mental Health, a cross-Governmental mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages sets out the vision to improve outcomes for mental health service users and promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst the whole population.
A local view is essential to the success of our directorate, and will offer a greater means of identifying local needs and local expectations to develop safe and evidence-based services which are consistent and equitable.
We will ensure that care systems are person-centred, inclusive and of high standards. In doing so, we will expect to reduce stigma and tackle discrimination, prevent avoidable harm and ensure that carers and families are supported.
We will ensure an integrated approach where measurable outcomes and quality standards form the foundation of our endeavours.
The partnerships directorate have a direct contractual relationship with Devon Partnership NHS Trust and commission mental health services through the Western Locality with Plymouth Community Healthcare.
"Within the working age population of Great Britain, approximately 11 million people experience symptoms associated with mental ill health "Office for National Statistics
Services we commission
Who are these services for?
People with mild/moderate/severe mental health and learning disability problems including those with comorbid conditions as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum condition (ASC).
What is the function of mental health services?
Our aim is to deliver high quality, evidence based care which is both safe and timely. Our intention is to deliver services to meet the individuals' needs and which remain free at the point of need.
How to access the services?
People can access the services via:
Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group recently published our Transformation Plan for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) transformation plan
It sets out our commissioning strategy, priorities and plans to transform the support and services offered to children and young people over a five year period, commencing this year.
The plan has been developed by the CCG working with partners and providers and taking into account the views of children and young people.
To find out more, please click on the link below.
Policies we operate under
- Equal and timely access to appropriate services
- Single assessments to ensure continuity of care and adopting the "task once" methodology
- Co-ordinated interventions planned around outcomes agreed by the user of the service
- Integrated health, social and mental health care
Other areas of development
A mental health commissioning strategy for Devon, Plymouth and Torbay 2014-2017Click here to download this file
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