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Mental Health Collaborative

One-in-four adults and one-in-ten children experience mental illness during their lifetime, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

We are working in partnership with four other Academic Health Science Networks to improve the quality and safety of services for people with mental health conditions across the South of England. Our work is looking at four key areas: medication, physical health, safe and reliable care, and leadership. In addition our two cross-cutting themes: delivering and co producing person and family-centred care and creating a culture for continuous learning and safety, and are “the way things are done in the Collaborative”.

Visit the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative website for learning sessions, resources and news at

In partnership with the five AHSNs, the Collaborative is led and delivered by a faculty of 15 committed professionals. Membership to the Collaborative is from the 15 Mental Health Trusts in the South of England.

MINDSet Quality Improvement Toolkit

The MINDSet quality improvement toolkit is funded by the West of England AHSN and NHS Improvement and has been designed with the involvement of a range of partners, with the aim of making continuous improvement in mental health easier.

The toolkit provides a range of improvement tools and handy summaries of national policy and guidance. There are also case studies demonstrating how different mental health services have used the tools, sharing their results and learning.

See photos from our launch of the toolkit at the House of Parliament.


If you have any questions about our Mental Health Collaborative please email Kevin Hunter, Patient Safety Programme Manager, at