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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Meeting: 29/09/2021 - Adult Social Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 5)

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The Committee will receive a joint presentation from Paula Mawson, WCC Strategy & Commissioning Manager for Health, Wellbeing & Self-care and Eleanor Cappell of the Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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The Committee received a joint presentation from Paula Mawson, WCC Strategy & Commissioning Manager for Health, Wellbeing & Self-care and Eleanor Cappell of the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. The presentation covered the following areas:


  • The overall aims of the presentation:

        To provide the committee with an overview of system-wide activity related to supporting mental health and wellbeing for adults in Warwickshire.

        To highlight key health inequalities in mental health (MH).

        To provide a focus update on the community MH transformation programme.

·       MH System – a graphic showing key areas of activity, including wider determinants, self-care, physical health, community assets, transformation, alternatives to crisis admission, inpatient services and community care. Reference to the range of mental wellbeing services provided in the community, with the work on Covid MH,  loneliness and isolation used as an example.

·       Health inequalities:

        Headline findings related to socioeconomic impact and ethnicity on MH, together with wider determinants.

        Examples of key activity to address health inequalities were provided.

·       Community MH transformation (CMHT) system update:

        National vision and ambition – members were encouraged to view this YouTube explanatory video: The NHS Community Mental Health Transformation – YouTube

        Local CMHT vision and ambition 

        Community MH framework  

·       Expert by experiences – a quote from Claire Handy, a person with lived experience.

·       CMH redesign and core offer – examples of the initiatives undertaken.

·       Primary care integration with examples given of how this would take place.

·       Personality and complex trauma pathway – the vision and ambitions.

·       A graphic showing hopefulness and life skills, leading to enablement.

·       Rehabilitation.

·       Adult eating disorders – the vision and application.

·       Training provision.

·       Parity of esteem – serious mental illness (SMI) health checks – improving physical health of people with SMI.

·       Strategic coproduction: coproduction and community engagement

·       Voluntary and community sector – mental health alliance, working together and community MH coproduction

·       In summary:

        There was a breadth of activity across the system to support people with mental ill-health, alongside activity to promote wellbeing and address determinants of poor MH and wellbeing to support prevention, early intervention and recovery.

        Strong partnership working in place across the system (including with the VCS and experts by experience) to support transformation of services.

        Good progress made to date on a longer journey of change.


Questions and comments were submitted, with responses provided as indicated:

  • Several members found the presentation informative and useful.
  • A discussion about the commissioning arrangements, the number of new practitioners involved in the service delivery model and the mechanisms being employed to ensure a complementary approach to service delivery, rather than working in silos. There was useful experience from earlier work, good partnership working, governance structures and funding of £23m over three years was in place.
  • Reference to previous initiatives to support dementia patients, which had been discontinued. A key aspect was designing the offer around service recipients, for example who needed support at home rather than visiting specialists for specific appointments or group sessions. This point was heard  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5