All local health economies have now established Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). These partnerships, based on plans first published in 2016, are intended to guide local areas to make their health and care systems more efficient and to deliver better support. Our research has already shown that improving mental health support is essential to make the NHS more efficient, effective and equitable. Nationally, the NHS spends an extra £14 billion a year on the consequences of untreated mental ill health.

Centre for Mental Health works with local health economies to ensure that mental health support is embedded in Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, not on the margins but as a key component, offering better care and making the NHS work more cost-effectively. As part of our services, we offer:

  • Bespoke high-level strategic support and consultancy
  • Masterclasses for local commissioners and others on commissioning using economic evidence (from £3,600 + VAT for one full-day workshop)

An excellent day - thank you. Great to have an event locally. Please can we have more?

Feedback from Yorkshire and Humber workshop, July 2017

We are keen to work with Accountable Care Systems (ACSs) as they develop. We want to help those involved in Accountable Care arrangements understand the value and importance of adequate mental health support in improving whole population health outcomes.

For more information about how the Centre can help local areas to improve mental health support and become more sustainable, please contact Jan Hutchinson at 



Last updated: 26th September, 2018