Designing and delivering mental health services

News item posted: 19 June 2017

In the latest issue of National Heath Executive magazine, Chief Executive of Turning Point, Lord Victor Adebowale discusses the role of NHS organisations and employers in tackling mental health issues.

Turning Point was one of five leading mental health organisations who co-produced the Government's mental health implementation framework launched in July 2012. The framework suggests actions organisations can take to embed the principles set out in No Health Without Mental Health and offers advice on what local organisations can do to make workplaces more supportive environments.

In his article for National Health Executive Victor discusses how it is everyone's responsibility to make sure their workplace is a healthy place to be and that strong leadership is needed to ensure healthy environments are created. NHS organisations in particular are noted as having a key role in identifying mental health issues earlier and spotting the links with other physical conditions.

Victor writes; "My hope is that organisations, communities and individuals use the framework's recommendations to improve support for people affected by mental health and associated complex needs, to deliver real change on the ground, in our schools, workplaces and health service."

The full article appears in the September/October issue of National Health Executive magazine