New government mental health and wellbeing plan – give your views

21 April 2022

The government has launched a public call for evidence to support the development of a new 10 year mental health plan. The cross-government and cross-societal plan will aim to tackle the root causes of mental ill-health and reduce the burden on the NHS, while continuing to expand and improve NHS services and ensure they work for all. The government are asking questions on the issues which impact mental health, from prevention to acute care.

We encourage NHF members to respond as the government want to hear from:

  • People who work or volunteer in health and social care services who support people with their mental health.
  • People who work or volunteer in places where they meet people who are affected by mental ill-health (such as schools, job centres and housing associations).

The call for evidence survey, and wider discussion paper publication can be found on the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) website.

The discussion paper asks:

  • Chapter 1: How can we all promote positive mental wellbeing?
  • Chapter 2: How can we all prevent the onset of mental ill-health?
  • Chapter 3: How can we all intervene earlier when people need support with their mental health?
  • Chapter 4: How can we improve the quality and effectiveness of treatment for mental health conditions?
  • Chapter 5: How can we all support people living with mental health conditions to live well?
  • Chapter 6: How can we all improve support for people in crisis?

The deadline for submissions is 5 July and we encourage you to contribute. If you have questions about you submission then please get in touch with our team.