Mental health transformation
Our vision is that the residents of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin experience their best mental health and wellbeing and have easy access to the right treatment and support services, which are underpinned by hope and optimism.
What are we doing to transform these services?
We are working as a whole system – health, local authorities and the VCSE – to support people with mental health and emotional health issues.
We are redesigning our offer for those individuals with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. For those with more complex needs, we are bringing services closer to GP practices and providing more psychological education so people understand their feelings and are better able to manage them.
We are developing more peer support, as people tell us that those who have had mental health problems understand them better.
How will we do this?
We will be investing more into mental health services, working in partnership with others including the voluntary sector, and building support in our communities around GP practices.
What has been done so far?
We have realigned our staff in mental health to GP practices. We have invested in more staff to support mental health at GP practice level. We are focusing on the physical health needs of people with mental illness to ensure they have annual health checks.
Mental health Long Term Plan for Children and Young People
We have a Children and Young Person’s Mental Health Transformation Plan which aims to examine and plan for the future services needed across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. Please download and look at the plan – It is a document that needs the involvement and input from all service providers across the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector and, in particular, service users themselves – this document will be re-visited regularly in order to remain relevant and up-to-date.
A dedicated email address has been set up for you to use for your comments and input.