Making mental health everybody's business
Our Mental Health and Learning Disability Team is made up of partners across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough working together to improve care for people living with mental illness or mental health issues, and people who have learning disabilities.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is the team captain of the Mental Health and Learning Disability Team, and as team captain they are responsibile for bringing together our local people, volunteers, and service providers to make it easy for you to access the services you need.
In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, nearly 5,000 people are GP registered as having a learning disability. At the same time, approximately 6,700 people are known to be living with a severe mental illness, and thousands more people will have some type of mental health need in any one year.
Across the area, GP practices, Mental Health specialist providers, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations, Acute Hospital Trusts, and Local Authorities all work together to provide care and support to people living with a mental health illness or issue, as well as to people with learning disabilities. All of these organisations form part of, and contribute to, the Mental Health and Learning Disability Team.
The Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Team will develop a clear all age system-wide ICS Mental Health and Learning Disability strategy for everyone who needs mental health or learning disability support. This strategy will ensure that Mental Health and Learning Disabilities feature throughout the ICS by making mental health everybody’s business. It will also enable us to improve the experience of service users and their carers by promoting shared decision making and personalised care to ensure better mental and physical health outcomes.
Alongside this strategy, the Team are improving the development of the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities workforce by creating new roles and opportunities to grow and strengthen our workforce. The Team is committed to improving how people find out about the services, support and resources they need and will continue to implement best practice and carry out further research to improve mental health and social care provision across the system.
Together these activities will help the Team to redesign (which means change the way people interact and use services) and improve mental health and learning disability services throughout the area by making mental health everybody’s business.