Adult mental health
In Haringey around 34,500 adults have a common mental health problem, mainly anxiety and depression (Source: Mental Health Observatory, NEPHO). 1.3% of our population has a severe mental illness, which is significantly higher than the London or England rate. As a CCG, we are committed to commissioning services that will support and enable local people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
We work very closely with the Council to plan services for the borough and are developing a joint mental health commissioning strategy to shape services for the future. This will build on the extensive work carried out under the joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework which covered the previous three years (2015 – 2018).
The Council and CCG work with a number of Reference Groups made up of people who use services and carers, one of which is dedicated to adult mental health. The CCG and Council have also recently commissioned Mind in Haringey to set up a Mental Health User Involvement service which will help us to gather further service user insight and co-design mental health services.
Haringey CCG and council have procured a new wellbeing network to give residents easy access to local services which can support with their mental health. The network is led by Mind in Haringey, and brings together a number of voluntary and community sector organisations to provide a range of preventative services and support which people can access directly, without needing a referral from a doctor. The service was informed by input from Haringey’s enablement champions (a group of people with lived experience of mental health conditions) and included an ‘expert by experience’ on the procurement panel.
The CCG has also commissioned a user involvement service from Mind in Haringey who will provide a user voice in our commissioning structures, and undertake a range of approaches to user involvement as full partners in our forthcoming commissioning and service development work