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PHE launch Prevention concordat

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Public Health England have published a mental health planning resource to coincide with the launch of a Prevention concordat for better mental health.

The resource, intended to help local areas put in place effective prevention arrangements in order to promote better mental health, can be accessed here.

A commitment to prevention

The Prevention concordat for better mental health highlights a shared commitment among the organisations involved to promote a cross-sectored approach to improving the public’s mental health through preventative measures.

The concordat has been created and agreed by senior stakeholders across the mental health sector and is endorsed by several key statutory organisations.
The consensus statement is available for download here.

MHN comment

Commenting on the launch, the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Sean Duggan welcomed the commitment to a preventative approach for better mental health but stressed the need for any such approach to be appropriately resourced:

“There is overwhelming evidence that earlier intervention is both beneficial to the individual and to society. We welcome and support these recommendations.
“Providing frontline services with the necessary resources and people will be key to successful implementation.”

Have your say

We would like to invite comments from our members. If you would like to have your say on the concordat and how it will affect your work, please do contact us at mentalhealthnetwork@nhsconfed.org.

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