In 2019, NHS England published three documents which explained how they would like mental health support to be improved. This included a Community Mental Health Framework which focused on improving support and helping people to live better within their community.
In response to this, health and care partners from across the city came together and created the Improving Mental Health in Portsmouth project.
We’re hoping to improve mental health support in the following ways:
Hannah Thomas, transformation manager, said:
“This is a really exciting project for the city, and it’s been great to come together as a community to discuss what mental health services should look like, and how we can improve. We’d like to thank everyone who has got involved so far, especially residents who have had the courage to share their own personal stories. We’ve received really valuable feedback from our recent workshops, which we’re using to make positive changes and create our new ways of working.”
In summer 2021, we held three discovery events to help us really understand what matters most to people when they get mental health support, and how they would like to work with us in the future.
See the feedback from the first event.
See the feedback from the second event.
See the feedback from the third event.
We’re keen for more people to get involved, especially people with lived experience, carers, volunteers and professionals from across the city. We also welcome people who have an interest in mental health, and who are passionate about making a difference.
We want to make sure all voices are heard and that the changes we make are based on the experience of people in our community, and their needs.
There are lots of different ways you can get involved, such as:
If you’d like to find out more, we’d would love to hear from you. Please call 023 9400 7124 or email HIVE Portsmouth.
Improving Mental Health in Portsmouth is a partnership between Portsmouth City Council, NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board, Solent NHS Trust and HIVE Portsmouth.