Community Mental Health Framework discovery phase in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

The Community Mental Health Framework is a national framework, launched by NHS England in 2019. This framework sets out what effective and joined-up community mental health support will look like across the country.

Late last year, the Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) began running a series of engagement events, hearing from people with lived experience of mental health about how the framework should be implemented in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas. This was part of a wider ‘discovery’ phase, led by the local Clinical Commissioning Group, which heard from all parts of the mental health system.

IMHN’s engagement took the form of multiple focus groups looking at particular mental health pathways, followed by a closing Mental Health Conversations event where the findings were presented and discussed. This closing event took place in January 2021.

Please click here to download the executive report of the engagement. This document summarises the findings of the focus groups, organised by pathway.

Please click here to download the report from the closing Mental Health Conversations event.

You may also download the full combined report, that includes notes from each focus group. Click here to do so.

March 31, 2021 at 7:23 am