Community Mental Health Transformation – Wirral Alliance building

We have played a major role this year working with CWP, Rethink Mental Illness and experts by experience & wider colleagues to support the CMH transformation work here on Wirral and extending to Cheshire.

On Wirral, we have also hosted and chaired three Extraordinary BRIDGE Forums focused on increasing awareness & involvement in the Community Mental Health Framework and bringing in community organisations to ensure that a local Alliance is in place.

What difference will this make?

After hosting successful events, we have now been able to hand over the Alliance work to the newly formed Wirral CVF (Community, Voluntary and Faith sector), who will work with Rethink to take the Alliance forward. We will continue to support the Alliance to ensure that the voices and experiences shared are included in decision-making.

Taking a lead from the NHS Long-Term plan, the Alliance is leading an exciting transformation programme to create a care model that provides holistic, person-centred care for people with severe mental illness.

Healthwatch Wirral continues to be part of the wider strategic work around the new model which should mean that people with long term needs or specific mental health concerns will receive faster access to high quality care.