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Mental Health in East Kent

Mental Health in East Kent

In east Kent there are four locality based CCG Mental Health Commissioning Leads depending on where you live and an East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team.  Your local CCG Mental Health Commissioning Lead is responsible for local mental health commissioning and they are also your local links at locality based meetings and Mental Health Action Groups. The East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team cover all four of east Kent’s CCGs and they;

  • Provide leadership and delivery of the east Kent Mental Health Strategy
  • Provide leadership for east Kent CCGs on Kent wide service developments in mental health
  • Support the development of local CCG mental health strategies

The East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team is co-producing their work with service users, carers and anyone else who is interested in shaping mental health services in the future.  The co-production work could mean filling in surveys or meeting with other people to share your views, but there’s no pressure to do or say anything you don’t want to but if you are interested in getting involved or just being updated with what they are working on please email the team at: ekmentalhealth.commissioning@nhs.net.

East Kent Mental Health Strategy 2016 – 2021

East Kent Adult Mental Health Strategy 2016 2021The East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team have developed theEast Kent Mental Health Strategy 2016 – 2021 to set out the priorities for improving mental health for the adult population of east Kent for 2016 to 2021.  You can see the East Kent Mental Health Strategy here.

East Kent ‘Have Your Say Survey Results’

The East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team undertook an engagement exercise and survey to inform the development of the East Kent Mental Health Strategy and the timetabling of their work, you can see the results of the survey here: East Kent Mental Health ‘Have Your Say’ 2016 Survey Results.

To see a detailed summary of the free text answers provided in the survey go to the complete survey responses here.

Co Production Workshops September 2016

The East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team ran a series of co-production workshops in September 2016, to see the results and local reports click here.

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East Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups

For more information on the east Kent CCGs go to your local website page:

KMPT – The Kent and Medway Partnership Trust

The Kent and Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT) deliver secondary mental health care in east Kent. To find out more about them and the work they do go to their website: www.kmpt.nhs.uk
KMPT have recently introduced a single point of access telephone service for patients, carers and clinicians seeking mental health advice and support. The number is open 24 hours per day call: 0300 222 0123 or go to www.kmpt.nhs.uk/where-do-i-go-in-a-crisis to find out more.

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Live Well Kent – Community Mental Health Services

Live Well Kent is the community based mental health support service. To refer yourself or someone else into local community services go to: www.livewellkent.org.uk or email them on: info@livewellkent.org.uk or call: 0800 567 7699.

Comments or Complaints about Mental Health Services

If you want to comment on the services that KMPT deliver please go to:

If you want to raise your concerns with your local CCG go to your local CCG website and follow the instructions:

Get Involved

The East Kent Mental Health Commissioning Team is co-producing their work with service users, carers and anyone else who is interested in shaping mental health services in the future.  The co-production work could mean filling in surveys or meeting with other people to share your views, but there’s no pressure to do or say anything you don’t want to if you are interested in getting involved please email the team at: ekmentalhealth.commissioning@nhs.net.

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