The Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults

The Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults (PDF), published by NHS England to support the NHS Long Term Plan, sets out how the vision for a new place-based community mental health model can be realised, and outlines how we can modernise community mental health services to shift to whole person, whole population health approaches.

It adpots a renewed focus on people living in their communities with a range of long-term severe mental illnesses, and a new focus on people whose needs are deemed too severe for IAPT services but not severe enough to meet secondary care “thresholds”.

The Framework also aims to ensure that the provision of NICE-recommended psychological therapies is seen as critical in ensuring access to evidence-based care in a timely manner, to give people the best chance to get better and to stay well.

Please check this page for future updates on the publication of the Full Implementation Guidance and appendices.

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