In February 2020, NHS England published a new Community Mental Health Framework (CMHF), which is a 3 year NHS programme aiming to improve care for people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). In Derbyshire this new way to offer holistic health and wellbeing support is called ‘Living Well Derbyshire’.
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, voluntary sector organisations, local authorities, the CCG and those with a lived experience of mental health illness, and their carers, have been working collaboratively to create transformative new service models for the communities in High Peak and Derby City, which will then be implemented in the remaining localities across the county.
Living Well Derbyshire is focussed on helping local people recover from mental health illness within the community and aims to offer more accessible support for people’s mental health and wellbeing. For more information on the new way in which we are delivering services to local communities, and for information on how to get involved in shaping the way in which we do this please visit www.livingwellderbyshire.org.uk.