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 across two Academic Health Science Network regions to improve the quality and safety of services for people with mental health conditions through the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative.

Our work is aligned to the national priorities of the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP).  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 Quality Improvement skills and knowledge, creating a safe space and time to work on issues and opportunities.

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.

During the pandemic there has been a change in pace, but the collaborative has kept engaged with members via webinars. Looking ahead the Board is working on a sustainable model for the future, considering opportunities for delivering national programme areas and MHSIP priorities.

Visit the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative website for full details of learning sessions and resources.


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 our Patient Safety Team: