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Mental Health Blueprint

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Our vision for a mentally healthy island

For some people on the island, their experience of mental health services has not been good enough. We know that, and we want to make changes for the better.

The NHS, the council, the voluntary sector and other organisations involved in, or supporting, the delivery of mental health services have all agreed that we must work together to transform the way care is provided. A new 'Blueprint' for the future has been drafted, setting out a vision of how mental health care should develop, and what we want to achieve.

The blueprint is not the final word, however. We want to hear from island residents - what do they like about this vision? What don't they like? What have we missed? The full document can be found at the bottom of this page. When you're ready to let us know your thoughts, you can contact us in the following ways:

  • Email: mhstrategy@iow.nhs.uk 
  • Call: 01983 822099 x 5457 to reach the mental health commissioning team
  • Write: Mental Health Commissioning Team, Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, Building A, the Apex, St Cross Business Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. PO30 5WN
  • Or, you can click here to submit your thoughts directly.

Blueprint Summary

Our aim

With our partners and local communities we will become a mentally healthy island. We will promote self-care and prevention through the delivery of high quality mental health services, at all times focusing on the person themselves being in control and developing personal resilience.

 

 Our ambitions

Supporting people to maintain good mental health and renewing our focus on delivering prevention

We will encourage the public to have good mental health and work with us to develop services that better meet their needs.

We will address the factors that can lead to poor mental health and wellbeing.

We will reduce the number of lives lost through suicide.

 Reducing stigma and raising mental health awareness

We commit to eliminating stigma and discrimination by starting and leading conversations which promote positive perceptions of mental health.

Revitalising our approach to health and care services

We will develop integrated pathways for mental health that start in the community and connect effectively with other specialist services.

We will break down the boundaries between GPs, community and hospital services.

Through a renewed commitment to partnership between the NHS, the council, the voluntary sector and the public, our focus will be on enabling people to live a full and meaningful life despite mental ill health.

Recovery

Our mental health services will support recovery to promote, hope, independence, wellbeing and choice.

Developing our workforce

Our services will have the right mix of trained, skilled, experienced and compassionate staff.

We will extend our employment of peer workers and work with the local voluntary sector workforce.

Making the money work

We will change the way we spend our money and focus more on prevention and community based services.

Improving quality, outcomes and holding to account

We will set new standards for the quality of our local mental health services.

We will agree the outcomes to be achieved by those providing services and we will hold them to account.

We will evaluate the experience of service users and involve them in how we respond to what they tell us.