The Royal College of Psychiatrists are excited to be launching a brand new quality improvement collaborative aimed at supporting mental health care providers to reduce mental health inequalities in their local areas. This collaborative, part of the RCPsych Equality Action Plan, is a fantastic opportunity for organisations to access expert support and guidance to tackle a difficult but extremely important area in the push for better mental health care for all.
Participating organisations will receive support to implement the Advancing Mental Health Equality (AMHE) resource using a tried and tested quality improvement methodology. Organisations that subscribe to the programme will receive:
- Support to identify where to begin making changes and to begin implementing methods to produce meaningful change
- Support to improve the rigor of their equality data collection and integrity, allowing improved accountability
- Support to coproduce and collaborate with local communities
- Access to a community of people who have, and are developing, expertise in advancing equality and problem solving
- Access to a network of professionals who working together to achieve greater mental health equality in their local areas
- Support to evaluate what has been implemented and celebrate successes
- Support to fulfil their equality obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and to meet requirements made by the Care Quality Commission
For more information about the programme, please see the AMHE Collaborative Support Offer.
If you have any questions, please contact the team at AMHE@rcpsych.ac.uk.
Q&A Session – 24 March 2021
Below you can watch a session we held for senior leaders of organisations providing mental health care across England and the Devolved Nations, to find out more about the upcoming Advancing Mental Health Equality Improvement Collaborative and ask any questions ahead of the registration period. Speakers include Adrian James, Shubulade Smith and Amar Shah.