HACT are delighted to be co-hosting a webinar series with GIRFT, focusing on the integration of housing within Mental Health pathways.
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) has three programmes – Crisis/acute mental health, CAMHs and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. The national report for crisis/acute MH is published and the other two are due soon. All three workstreams are complementary to other improvement work such as the Long Term Plan for mental health and all seek to reduce inequalities of access so that appropriate care and treatment is delivered in a timely way to help people reach and sustain their best level of mental health. Achieving this requires collaboration with local communities and multiple other organisations as well as colleagues in the NHS.
We'll be hosting two webinars looking at the central role played by housing as part of an effective response to realising the ambitions of the Long-Term Plan for Mental Health and the GIRFT Adult Crisis and Acute Mental Health and the Mental Health Rehabilitation programmes. The first focusses on the acute and crisis mental health pathways for adults and older adults (over 1.6 million people each year) and the second on rehabilitation pathways for those needing specialist rehabilitation.
This will be a learning opportunity for partners to hear from national colleagues about the importance of this agenda, share experiences and hear about examples of good practice.
The first of the webinar series with HACT and GIRFT, ‘Housing in the Adult Crisis and Acute Mental Health pathway’ will be a learning opportunity for partners to hear from national colleagues about the importance of this agenda, share experiences and hear about examples of good practice.
- Chair: Andrew van Doorn - Chief Executive of HACT and NED at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
- Key Speaker: Dr Ian Davidson - Consultant General Psychiatrist, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership; National Clinical Lead GIRFT, Crisis and Acute Mental Health
- Case Studies provided by:
- West Sussex and Brighton and Hove Mental Health Discharge to Assess – partnership between West Sussex County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and Lead Provider Venture People.
- Discharge Support Workers – partnership between Look Ahead and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust