Mental Health Together: New NHS community mental health available to patients in Thanet from Monday 15 January 2024.
What is Mental Health Together?
Mental Health Together is a new NHS service which draws together support from a wide range of services to provide joined-up care that helps in all aspects of a person’s life. It will also bridge the gap between primary and secondary healthcare.
Mental Health Together is designed to be a ‘one door’ entry to community mental health services that spans the voluntary sector and NHS. This holistic approach means mental health, physical health, and social parts of someone’s life – including employment or housing – can be supported with just one referral and then one care plan.
The service has more support available and people also won’t have to wait as long for the help they need.
Who can access the service?
Referrals can be made for all-age community mental healthcare (18+ and including older adults) via Primary Care.
GP’s will need to complete just one referral form for the Mental Health Together service.
When will it be available elsewhere in Kent and Medway?
Thanet is the first area to launch Mental Health Together. It will then become available in a phased way starting across the rest of East Kent. It is hoped that the service will be up and running cross-county by the end of June 2024.
How can we find out more?
Watch a short animation about the new service and visit www.mentalhealth-together.co.uk