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Mental Health Collaborative

One-in-four adults and one-in-ten children experience mental health disorders at some point in their lives, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

We are working in partnership with 11 Mental Health Trusts and Academic Health Science Networks to improve the quality and safety of services for people with mental health conditions through the South of England Collaborative.

Our work is aligned to the national priorities of the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme.  Our role is empower people with lived experience, carers and healthcare staff to work together to improve mental health services. Our Learning Sessions support people to improve their QI skills and knowledge, creates a safe space and time to work on issues and opportunities to continually learn from each other.

Visit the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative website for learning sessions, resources and news at https://iqmentalhealth.co.uk/

In partnership with the other AHSNs, the Collaborative is led and delivered by a faculty of committed professionals.  Membership to the Collaborative is from a number of Mental Health Trusts from across 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.

Contact

If you have any questions about our Mental Health Collaborative please email Kevin Hunter, Associate Director for Patient Safety & Programme Delivery, at kevin.hunter@weahsn.net.

Further resources

King’s Fund publication on Quality Improvement in Mental Health (July 2017).