National framework launched today to improve mental health and wellbeing

News item posted: 04 April 2014

The government has published the Mental Health Implementation Framework, which sets out what organisations can do to make the 6 high-level objectives of the mental health strategy No Health without Mental Health a reality.

The framework has been coproduced with 5 leading mental health organisations, Turning Point, Centre for Mental Health, Mind, NHS Confederation Mental Health Network, Rethink Mental Illness and Turning Point. It highlights useful guidance and sources of information to help local organisations use their existing powers and resources to improve mental health and wellbeing.

The framework also announces a new mental health dashboard, which will provide a picture of overall progress towards implementing the mental health strategy.

Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point said:

"This framework shows what we can do when we work together. Mental health affects everyone and everyone has a part to play in ensuring co-production doesn't stop with the publication of the framework. I hope that organisations, communities and individuals use the framework's recommendations to improve support for people affected by mental health and associated complex needs, and to deliver real change on the ground, in our schools, workplaces and health service."

The full framework can be found via the Department of Health website: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/mentalhealthframework/