Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Local people shape mental health crisis support in Luton

03 January 2019

News graphicLuton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and BLMK MIND jointly held a workshop to work with local people to coproduce mental health crisis and urgent support.

The session, held at Youthscape on 20th Dec, was open to people with lived experience of mental illness and those who support them.

The workshop is part of the wider programme, Reimagining Mental Health in Luton, which is developing innovative ways to support good mental health.

A partnership of organisations working in the town successfully bid to be part of a three-year Big Lottery-funded programme to shape how people with mental health needs in Luton can have their say in the design and delivery of mental health services.

The workshop discussions included: people’s experiences of accessing help when in crisis; what was missing from the current services; how people might be helped to prevent crisis, and the support needed for carers.

Loraine Rossati, Associate Chief Operating Officer at Luton Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This was a first conversation framed around one simple question - How should crisis mental health care in Luton work for the people of Luton?

“The workshop ensured that the ideas and view of people with lived experience of mental illness directly contribute to shaping crisis support in the future, and provide the challenge needed to help drive change.”

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