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Mental health strategy shared with frontline workers
Frontline workers today heard the latest from the Mental Health Taskforce.
Around 350 delegates to this year’s National Recovery and Outcomes Conference were addressed by the taskforce’s chair, Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, and Jacquie Dyer, the taskforce’s vice-chair.
Paul and Jacquie explained the Taskforce’s aim is to create a five-year national strategy for mental health.
The Taskforce is the first time that there has been a strategic approach to designing mental health services.
Paul spoke about the feedback from a survey of people living and working in secure services and what the implications are for the work of the Taskforce.
I would be more than happy to offer the experience of a relative of a patient who has mental health issues and who is trying to live in the community. As his family and next of kin, we have learnt so much about what is lacking in community care and also how money could be saved in abundance by better joined up working.