National 10 Year Mental Health Strategy – Engagement Event

DATE: Monday 4th July, 2022
TIME: 13.30 – 16.30 (refreshments will be provided)
VENUE: Christchurch, 20 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City. AL7 1BW

Join us on Monday 4th July for a special hybrid meeting, held at Christchurch Baptist in Welwyn Garden City, as well as live via Zoom, to hear from people with lived experience of mental health services and support and from frontline staff.

The Government has asked for evidence and information to inform its national plan for Mental Health and Wellbeing and we want to ensure that we represent and reflect your views in the response that we will make to Government so that it makes the case for the changes we want to see.

At this engagement event, you will have the opportunity to hear about the National Mental Health Strategy and express your views on the issues that are important to you. This information will be captured so that it can feed into our Collaborative response and help to influence Government thinking and activity.

Government Consultation on ‘The national mental health and wellbeing plan’
The Government is consulting on a 10-year mental health and wellbeing plan for England to bring together the priorities for people experiencing mental ill health across all the government departments. The consultation is an opportunity for all of us to help shape the plan by giving our views on the things we know matter to people’s mental health.

Previous national plans have led to an increase in funding for mental health services and the introduction of new services such as community perinatal support and mental health teams in schools. The big increase in people accessing talking therapy services for anxiety and depression in the last ten years was the result of the previous national plan, and thousands of people across Hertfordshire now benefit from accessing this type of support.

Why the plan is important
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s mental health and wellbeing, and we can see big increases in the demand for services. This makes the new plan even more important and that as many people and organisations make their voices heard.

We expect the plan to ensure there is enough funding for mental health, and wellbeing services into the future, and that wider services are joined up when thinking about people’s metal health and wellbeing, so that we can make lasting improvements to the health of our communities.

The consultation and how you can get involved
If you’d like to come along, whether in person or via Zoom, please click here to find the booking page.
Alternatively you can email us at [email protected]

Each person with a lived experience attending this workshop will receive £10 per hour, plus travel expenses