Joint Mental Health DRAFT Commissioning Strategy

Closed 15 Jun 2015

Opened 15 May 2015

Results expected 6 Jul 2015

Feedback Updated 22 Jan 2016

We Asked

We consulted the public to seek their views and opinions concerning the final version of a new Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy. There was a good response from professionals and people who use services, but limited response from carers.

You Said

The overall strategy was well thought out, picking up the most important elements that would improve mental health services.

The detail of an implementation plan and practice delivery needed to be added.

A number of specific mental health needs were mentioned and linked to operational practice.

Raised concerns about reducing budgets and the need to ensure preventitative support is available, alongside a range crisis supports. 

Your views and opinions have helped inform the development of the new strategy.

We Did

We have developed the strategy and included all the feedback you have given us over the last year.

We need to explore how to engage with more carers.

A delivery action plan will be published along side the final strategy which will detail projected timescales and responsibilites. This is at a strategic level and does not address operational needs relating to specific mental health needs.

Budget pressures will be shared with users and carers via the Mental Health Partnership Board, and financial discussions are part of the mental health Better Care Together work-streams.

This strategy will now be implemented in 2016. The Mental Health Partnership Board will have a key role in monitoring the implementation.




This  DRAFT Joint Commissioning Strategy on Mental Health in Leicester aims to improve services and people’s experience of them by focusing on the wider determinants of health and wellbeing, developing prevention and early intervention services and appropriate care, while at the same time addressing major financial challenges.

The strategy has been produced with the involvement of all partners, including parents, carers, service users and professionals.



Why We Are Consulting


At a time of increasing pressures on funding it is important that we focus our resources on those who need the most support, whilst continuing to enable those with lower needs to improve or maintain their health, wellbeing and independence.

Not only do we have a legal responsibility to consult we also recognise that in order to provide the best support and services we need to involve  those people that provide services, those that use services and those that support others to access services.

This is our DRAFT strategy

It sets out our direction of travel, the key priorities over the next 4 years.

This is your opportunity to tell us if you think we have got it right and if not what needs to change.

If you would like to have a printed copy of the questions or of the DRAFT strategy please contact;


We are also happy to come out and meet with any groups that would like to get involved or that would prefer to talk about the strategy rather than completing the online questions.

If you would like someone to come out to your group please contact

What Happens Next

Following the consultation all comments will be used to finalise the  strategy - it will then be signed off by all relevant partners.

The strategy will then be publicly available , and a working group will be set up to work on the action plan to support the outcomes.


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