Health & Social Care Partnerships in Scotland have been tasked with developing proposals for community-based mental health and wellbeing services and supports over the next five years. A direction of travel setting out the principles which should underpin the design and delivery of mental health and wellbeing services and supports can be accessed here.
The ambition for Fife is for a system-wide approach that not only creates additionality by increasing provision in communities, but for services and supports to build community resilience and be designed around an understanding of people’s values, outcomes and experiences, thereby creating better lives as well as better services.
In the context of the direction of travel described, ‘primary care’ refers to a system-wide, community-based response to the following types of issues: stress and distress; emotional and relational difficulties; anxiety and depression; issues affecting wellbeing; and mental illness.
NHS Fife and Fife Health and Social would like to hear the views of third sector organisations that deliver mental health and wellbeing services in Fife on their experiences of mental health and wellbeing provision currently. The views acquired from this survey will inform the development of proposals.