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Mental health and wellbeing strategy

Developing an All - Age Mental Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Strategy for Barnsley - Final version of the strategy and supporting ‘You said, We Listened’ report now available

As you will be aware, we have been working alongside our partners within health and social care in Barnsley to lead the development of an all age (i.e. children, working age adults and the elderly – excluding dementia services) local Mental Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Strategy to cover the period up to 2020.

Thank you for your continued support. We received some invaluable feedback throughout our two dedicated phases of engagement carried out over the latter half of 2015 to help shape the direction and content of the final version of the strategy. 

The final version of the strategy has been compiled taking into consideration the following;

  • all the feedback that we received throughout the multi phased engagement process that has been undertaken with service users, carers and mental health professionals across Barnsley;

  • recent national mental health policy guidance;

  • the recent transformational work that is already underway relating to the delivery of mental health services in Barnsley.   

We are pleased to say that following the June meeting of the Barnsley Health and Wellbeing Board, the final version of the All – Age Mental Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Strategy for Barnsley has now been finally approved and a copy of the document can be accessed here  

A 'You Said, We Listened' report detailing how and where the strategy has been influenced by the feedback gathered throughout the engagement process can also be accessed here 

Links/ copies of the above have been circulated to all respondents who provided their details as part of the engagement process for their information and reference.

If you would like a copy of the strategy in another format, please email or call us on 01226 433721/433773

It is anticipated that this strategy will be reviewed on an annual basis between 2016 and 2020 and the supporting action plan will be reviewed on a six monthly basis throughout the lifespan of strategy in the month of January to coincide with the annual review of the strategy itself and also during each July.

It is the intention for the supporting action plan to be used as a working document. It is to be updated by partners on a regular basis to aid the monitoring of progress against the six key areas highlighted within the strategy. 

A draft supporting action plan has been compiled in order to aid the delivery of the aims and objectives set out within the strategy.  We have been engaging on this over the past six weeks and all the feedback we have received is currently being collated in order to inform the final version which once approved will be made available here. 

Thank you for everyone who took the time to share their views with us regarding the draft action plan in order to help shape the final version.  

If you have any comments relating to any of the above, please contact us via the following 

Via email:

Write to: Communications and Engagement Team, NHS Barnsley CCG, FREEPOST RTCH-GAZH-TZJH, Hillder House, 49-51 Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 2PY

Call us on 01226 433773/ 721