Mental Health and Dementia

The Mental Health and Dementia Network builds on the success of the previous Mental Health Network and works closely with the Dementia Alliances.

The Network is made up of members from a wide range of specialisms across all related conditions who share a common aim of wanting to improve patient experience and outcomes.

The Network is always developing and welcomes anyone who has an interest in improving the care for those experiencing poor mental health or dementia to get involved.

The primary objectives of the Network are:

  • Identify and reduce health inequalities in this population
  • Improve access to and quality of services
  • Promote the principles of good mental health and well being
  • Achieve clinical excellence in care by identifying innovative effective practice and supporting its implementation across the Network
  • Actively engage patient, user, carer and public views to inform and shape our work
  • Develop and implement evidence based pathways of care.

Mental Health and Dementia Network Workplan 2017-18

The Network workplan supports the delivery of the NHS England Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Future in Mind.

Mental Health and Dementia Network Manager: Darren Archer

Mental Health and Dementia Clinical Leads:

  • Mental Health – Dr Angela Kennedy
  • Older People’s Mental Health & Dementia – Dr Karen Franks
  • Liaison Mental Health – Dr Philippa Bolton and Kate Chartres
  • Children & Young People’s Mental Health – Dr Ruth Andrews and Dr Lynne Howey
  • Psychological Therapy – Dr Angela Kennedy
  • Perinatal Mental Health – Dr Andrew Cairns
  • CYP Local Authority Advisor – Richenda Broad