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Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Expression of Interest

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group are working with Hunts Forum to appoint a Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector partner to manage a two-year programme, with a total budget of £750,000, to support people with mental health needs (including those with a learning disability who also have mental health needs).

The Proposal

In order to support the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Collaborative there is an opportunity for a VCSE provider/partner organisation to develop a two-year programme which will deliver the following outcomes:

  • Provide a representative voice for the VCSE organisations as part of the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Collaborative
  • Ensure effective sector engagement and consultation to help inform decision making, innovation and development of solutions to support the ICS priorities for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
  • Ensure that the MH/LD VCSE sector is engaged with the agendas of the other Place Partnerships and Collaboratives within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS, including North and South Place-based partnerships.
  • Manage a two-year programme of activity in partnership with the VCSE sector to deliver projects and services which will support system outcomes and ambitions for adults with mental health needs (including those with a learning disability who also have mental health needs) across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This will involve developing a robust process enabling organisations to apply for funds to support activity, monitor delivery of these projects and programme and feed intelligence back into the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Collaborative and wider ICS system.

The deadline to submit your completed submissions is midday 8th July 2022 and should be emailed to info@huntsforum.org.uk.

To read more details – click here 

 

Follow on consultation for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy

We received the below information regarding some events happening around Planning Events on the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy.


Please find attached (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy Planning Events Info)and below the booking links for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy Planning Events taking place in January 2022. Please note that these events are now ONLINE events and not face to face events.

 

Existing ticket holders: If you have previously booked onto one of the events, you do not need to do anything. You will be sent a link to attend the online session which replaces the face to face event (times and dates will remain the same)

If you have not booked: Please secure your place at one of the online events using the booking links below or attached within the flyer.

 

Get involved in planning mental health services for children and young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

There will be a new Children and Young People’s mental health strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from April 2022. This will be a plan which tells us how services and projects will help children and young people aged 0 to 25 who have mental health problems. The strategy will be owned and shared by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Board as part of the wider mental health system.

An organisation called taproot is running discussion events to engage local people with deciding the priorities of the strategy. The events are open to professionals, service leads, parents/carers and young people (as long as they are appropriately supported to take part by an accompanying adult). Attendees will be sent relevant information before they come. To book tickets, follow the booking links in the table below.

 

Date  Location  Time  Booking link 
12th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

6:30pm to 9pm Book tickets
13th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

4:00pm to 7pm Book tickets
17th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

1:30pm to 4:30pm Book tickets
19th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

1:30pm to 4:30pm Book tickets
20th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

1:30pm to 4:30pm Book tickets

If you have any questions about the events, or about the strategy process, please contact ben@taproot.org.uk

Now we’re talking – coming together in isolation

Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus outbreak.

‘Now We’re Talking’, encourages people to get talking to combat loneliness whilst self-isolating, and to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health.

The campaign, led by the local authority, NHS and third sector also directs people to increased mental health support available including:

  • Lifeline Plus – a mental health and wellbeing helpline for people aged 18 and over living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, is available Monday-Friday between 9am and 2pm via freephone 0808 808 2121. The line will support people to manage their wellbeing, provide selfhelp advice or signpost to other organisations for particular concerns.  7 days a week, between 2pm and 11pm the same number is Lifeline, managed by Lifecraft who provide support for those in mental health distress: 0808 808 2121.
  • Qwell – an online wellbeing support, including educational and self-help articles and peer-topeer support via forums. Adults are also able to receive help from qualified counsellors via dropin or scheduled online chat sessions. www.qwell.io  Keep Your Head – this website brings together all the mental health support available across the county – www.keep-your-head.com/now