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New Models of Community Mental Health programme

What is the New Models of Community Mental Health programme?

 The New Models of Community MH Programme is a London-wide programme that supports all of London’s Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to change the way that mental health services are delivered in the community so that it is more joined-up, uses whole-population approaches and supports care that is more personalised to a person’s mental health needs.

The programme has an overarching aim to support London ICSs to develop ‘robust models of community MH transformation’

Policy and background context

This programme of work has come from the Community MH Framework for Adults and Older Adults that was developed by NHS England that aims to support people with serious mental illness or complex MH conditions in the community. London Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are committed to transforming the way community MH services are delivered to ensure that people with complex MH needs are supported well in the community.

To find out more read the NHS Long Term Plan

Overview of governance structures

The London MH Transformation Board agreed to establish this programme in July 2020. This Board has oversight and accountability for the delivery of this work.

As part of this programme, we have established a Community of Practice (CoP) to bring together London’s mental health leaders across different sectors and organisations including mental health providers, commissioners, ICS transformation leads, voluntary care sector and people with lived experience.

We will use this network to share learning on approaches, challenges, different expertise and experiences across all London ICSs.

Programme workstreams

There are a number of workstreams based on key themes. Click on the tabs below to find out more information about our work.