Mind has been working with NHS England to improve the quality of mental health services for adult vulnerable migrants, in particular refugees and those seeking asylum.
Mind collaborated with a host of partners, including commissioners, GPs and voluntary sector providers. Refugee service users from across Mind’s local provider network were extensively consulted during its development. The guidance focuses on access entitlements, supporting patient choice and examples of good practice. It’s also based around the policy and legislative framework of the NHS.
Marcel Vige, Head of Equality Improvement at Mind, said: “Our hope is that the guidance leads the way towards mental health provision that addresses often unmet needs of vulnerable migrants.”