Launch of mental health strategy implementation framework

The Mental Health Strategy Implementation Framework sets out what some of the fundamental changes to the health and care system will mean for mental health.  It also provides practical steps that different organisations – including employers, local authorities, the NHS, clinical commissioning groups, primary care, and social care – can take to improve mental health cost effectively using their existing levers and powers.  Examples include clinical commissioning groups appointing mental health leads, or employers supporting the mental health of their workforce. It also announces a new mental health dashboard, which will provide a picture of overall progress towards implementing the six high level objectives of the government's mental health strategy, No health without mental health.

Five of the UK’s five leading mental health organisations – Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Turning Point, Centre for Mental Health, and the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network – have worked in partnership with the government to draw up the plans.
Find out more at www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/mentalhealthframework/