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Live It Well Principles

Partnership Principles Kent’s Forward View for Mental Health 2016 – 2021

The Live It Well Strategy ran from 2010 – 2015.  In 2016 the Live It Well Partnership Principles – Kent’s Forward View for Mental Health 2016 – 2021 were developed.  The Live It Well Partnership Principles set out some key domains for mental health:

  • More people will have good mental health
  • More people with mental health needs will recover
  • More people with mental health needs will have good physical health, and people with physical health problems will have good mental health
  • More people will have a positive experience of care and support
  • Fewer people will suffer avoidable harm
  • Fewer people will experience stigma and discrimination
  • More people from vulnerable (including ethnicity) backgrounds will have access to high quality local mental health services
  • More people with mental health needs will be empowered , will feel in control of their recovery plan and will have the best possible quality of life enhanced by integration with their local community

You can read the entire document by following the link: Live It Well Partnership Principles.

The Live It Well Strategy 2010 – 2015 was the plan to Improve Mental Health in Kent and Medway

Live It Well Summary

The Live It Well strategy, which ran from 2010-2015, set out a vision for promoting mental health and well-being, intervening early and providing personal care when people develop problems, and focusing on helping people to recover. In particular, it made 10 commitments for the five year program, including:

  • ensuring organisations work closely together to improve mental health and wellbeing
  • reducing the number of people with common mental health problems
  • ensuring people have easy access to care in a crisis
  • giving people more say and more choice about their care
  • reducing the number of suicides
  • improving care for people with mental health needs and drug/alcohol problems

It was developed by the mental health commissioners for Kent and Medway, with people who use services, family carers, health and social professionals, voluntary organisations and others. An extensive consultation exercise then took place, and you can read about changes that took place as a result of feedback received. The full Live It Well strategy was officially launched on October 10th 2010. A simpler, summary version has also been published.

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