No Health without Mental Health

This strategy sets out six shared objectives to improve the mental health and well-being of the nation, and to improve outcomes for people with mental health problems through high quality services. It supports the Government’s aim of achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental health. The interconnections between mental health, housing, employment, and the criminal justice system are stressed.

The Government’s new Mental Health strategy focuses on

  • Whole family working
  • Community driven & local decision making “big society”
  • Move to Payment by Results (PBR) and GP commissioning
  • Return to work for those with mental health problems.
  • Early-intervention when someone starts to experience a mental health problem.
  • Personalisation agenda which many carers have concerns about; however it states that carers are to be included in the planning and delivery of this.


Supporting documents