SCIE media statement

Mental health strategy

03 February 2011

In welcoming the launch of 'No Health Without Mental Health', SCIE’s Chair Allan Bowman says:

The cross-government and all-party commitment underpinning this strategy is very welcome. So is the focus on early intervention and prevention. It signals that promoting good mental health is “everyone’s business”. It’s vital so that people are supported to manage their mental health and prevent crises. The new ‘whole population’ approach, and its emphasis on the promotion of mental health, opens the door for improvements for service users of all ages and all families.

SCIE is continuing to provide resources to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for children, adults and families affected by mental illness. Our Think Child, Think Parent, Think Family approach is pioneering in this area. We also have a series of Social Care TV films about early intervention and promoting more personalised services for people with mental health problems. Later this month we launch work on mental health personal budgets, followed by other work later in the year, on mental health and employment, work with black minority ethnic (BME) communities and on the transitional arrangements between children’s and adults’ mental health services.

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