Adult Mental Health Strategy

NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) aims to ensure Better Health for Sunderland, and that the local NHS improves health and wellbeing in the City, supports us to keep mentally and physically well, to get better when we are ill and, when we cannot fully recovery, to stay as well as we can to the end of our lives. Mental health and wellbeing is fundamental to achieving a healthy, resilient and thriving population and in Sunderland; we would like to create a strategy for mental health in the City.

How mental health services currently look

Sunderland CCG commission a range of partners from various sectors including acute, community and voluntary to deliver mental health services to the residents of Sunderland.

Why we need to change

Mental health and wellbeing is a key priority within the draft Sunderland Healthy City Plan and at a time when resources are limited, we need to ensure that we can meet the demands on our services and develop pathways which are sustainable and improve outcomes for patients, in-line with national guidance and priorities.

Substantial one-off, national funding is to be made available to transform how community mental health services are delivered. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to significantly redesign models of care for adults and older people to ensure their needs are met.

Who we have spoken to

We have spoken to over 1,000 people, including members of the public, current and past service users and carers, staff working within mental health services, large employers in the City, Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs) and other key stakeholders.

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What happens next?

We will include your feedback in the final results report. The final results report will be used to help draft the Adult Mental Health Strategy for NHS Sunderland CCG.