This is the vision…
The vision is that we provide a service to local communities. The vision is that we have a reactive service to somebody’s needs at that moment. What we’d like to do is we’d like to provide a service that is collaborative amongst primary care, care services, social care services and the third sector. So if someone walks into their GP surgery and they need to see somebody about their mental health, they don’t see a GP and tell their story, they don’t then get referred to mental health services to retell their story and then they don’t get allocated a care coordinator to again retell their story to identify what their needs are. The idea of this model is that somebody will walk through the door and their needs will be identified there and then, it will also place an emphasis on being able to identify what their needs are and what goals somebody can work towards to achieve those needs.
Mental health services are one aspect of somebody’s recovery, they’re not the whole recovery and in order to enrich somebody’s supportive networks, we need to work collaboratively with Primary care, social care and the third sector voluntary services. So the changes we’re proposing are made are that we work out of primary care services, that we don’t have centralised systems but we have systems that are working locally to those communities that we serve. So for example, if we’re going to be providing a service within primary care, then we’ll be working within primary care. We’ll bring our services to that arena. This new transformation will ensure that there are new professional developmental opportunities for our staff, new roles will be created, new training will be offered and our roles within that will be enriched working with some of the best organisations will have to offer.
So we’ve been having a very different conversation since 2018 with all of our local communities. If you’d like to review where those discussions started and get involved in to where those discussions are now, then please look at our website and #averydifferentconversation om social media.
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