Mental Health

Cumbria Mental Health Provider Forum meeting

The Cumbria Mental Health Provider Forum meeting is on Wednesday 20 September, from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Glenmore Trust Offices (Cumbria House, Gilwilly Rd, Penrith CA11 9FF)

If you want to know more contact

Jozi Brown Senior Engagement Officer Cumbria CVS

Shaddongate Resource Centre
Cumbria CA2 5TY

Tel: 01768 800350



Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View

17,500 forces veterans and service personnel to benefit from £9m investment in new and improved NHS mental health services

NHS England is set to launch (April 1) a brand new mental health service which has been specially tailored to support and treat ex-armed forces veterans and service personnel who are approaching discharge.

The newly commissioned £9m service, known officially as the NHS transition, intervention and liaison (TIL) veterans’ mental health service, will act as a front door to a range of mental health services across the health and care system for 17,500 people over the next three years.

Different levels of specialist treatment, support and healthcare experts will be available and on hand – ensuring those who proudly serve and put their lives on the line for their country, get the care they deserve, as quickly as possible – all of the time.

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Patient and public expert advisers needed for mental health advisory group

:NHS England is looking for people with lived experience of a mental health problem, their relatives, carers and members of the public who would like to become expert advisers on its Mental Health Independent Advisory and Oversight group.

The group will help NHS England to improve mental health services for people of all ages and in all parts of the country. Other members include representatives from the voluntary sector, NHS trusts, commissioners and professional bodies. The closing date for applications is midnight on 27 April 2017. Find out how to apply


NSCN – Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions

The Northern Strategic Clinical Networks and Senate set up the Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions Involving People Forum as part of the Public and Patient Involvement strategy.  We are pleased to be a part of this, together with the Northern NA and Tees Valley Durham and North Yorkshire Alliance (TVDNY)

The aims of the forum

  1. To ensure that public, patient and carer voice is at the heart of the Northern Strategic Clinical Networks (NSCN) and Senate decision making  for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions.
  2. To develop and strengthen the relationships between NSCN the Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions Third Sector and Voluntary organisations across Northern England.
  3. To work in collaboration with people on their Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions and wellbeing.

Michelle Wren is the Network Team Facilitator at

We look forward to helping this approach develop.