No Health without Mental Health:
guides for local services

A partnership of leading mental health charities has launched this series of briefings to help develop better local mental health services. Following the publication of the implementation framework for the Government's mental health strategy, these briefings set out the steps that local authorities and NHS commissioning groups can take to improve mental health care, treatment and support.

The briefings explain in practical terms the ways that the new local structures and organisations can make sure that there are good quality mental health services in their local area as well as improving mental health and wellbeing for everyone in the community.

No Health without Mental Health:
a guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups

Guide for Clinical Commissioning GroupsThis briefing sets out the crucial role of local NHS commissioners in improving mental health care, treatment and support.

Download the Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups (443 KB)

No Health without Mental Health:
a guide for local HealthWatch

Guide for local HealthWatchThis briefing sets out the crucial role of Local HealthWatch in ensuring that action is taken locally to achieve the strategy's objectives and improve both mental health for all and the quality of support offered to people using mental health services.

Download the Guide for local HealthWatch (433 KB)

No Health without Mental Health:
a guide for Health and Wellbeing Boards

Guide for Health and Wellbeing BoardsThis briefing sets out the crucial role Health and Wellbeing Boards can play in improving the mental health of everyone in their communities and in enhancing the support offered to some of the most vulnerable and excluded members of society, to deliver duties enshrined in the Health and Social Care Act and relevant Outcomes Frameworks.

Download the Guide for Health and Wellbeing Boards (441 KB)

No Health without Mental Health:
a guide for Directors of Public Health

Guide for Directors of Public HealthThis briefing sets out the crucial role that local Directors of Public Health can play in improving the mental health of everyone in their communities and in tackling some the widest and most entrenched inequalities in health, to deliver duties enshrined in the Health and Social Care Act and Public Health Outcomes Framework.

Download the Guide for Directors of Public Health (437 KB)

No Health without Mental Health:
a guide for Local Authorities

Guide for Local AuthoritiesThis briefing looks at the role of local authorities in providing strategic leadership within communities and as commissioners, in particular of children's services and adult social care.

Download the Guide for Local Authorities (439 KB)

No Health without Mental Health:
a guide for Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Guide for Overview and Scrutiny CommitteesThis briefing looks at the role of members of Overview and Scrutiny Committees. Councillors will frequently engage with people at risk of or experiencing mental health problems through surgeries, casework and community activity. Members of Overview and Scrutiny Committees also have an opportunity to influence the council's strategic approach to mental health.

Download the Guide for Overview and Scrutiny Committees (433 KB)