Sheffield has been selected to deliver a new place-based community mental health service for adults and older adults. £5.2 million has been invested in the scheme to develop and implement a transformation approach. The programme is a partnership between Sheffield Health and Social Care, Primary Care Sheffield, NHS Sheffield CCG and the voluntary community and social enterprise sector (VCSE).
The focus of the project will be to develop support for people with serious mental illness living in four areas of the city. It will provide access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care, personalised and trauma-informed care and medicine management.
The service will be delivered through the development of new multidisciplinary team of Clinical Psychologists and Psychosocial Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Pharmacists, CBT Therapists, Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners and Community Connectors, the element of the project that will be managed by Sheffield Mind.
A team of locally based Community Connectors will work with PCN's to identify and help people to access the most appropriate local support services.
A new £300k fund which voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for to deliver support to people with serious mental illness.