Mental health

Mental health

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1 July 2022


We’re committed to ensuring that older people, adults, young people and children in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are supported whether they find themselves in need of help in a mental health crisis, or whether their day-to-day mental health and wellbeing is affected.

We’re working in a collaborative way to ensure your mental health and physical health needs receive equal priority and also ensure you receive help and support closer to your home and family.

Priorities and projects

  • Children and young people will not be unnecessarily admitted to hospital, while children with an eating disorder will receive a responsive service. Furthermore, we want to see a greater number of children and young people accessing mental health services when they need them
  • You will experience services that are built around your needs, with mental health and physical health services working alongside primary, community and social care
  • We have an ambition of zero suicides
  • We will ensure you do not have to go out of the area to receive in-patient care as we aim to have enough beds across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
  • If you are in mental crisis, we want you to be able to access support 24/7 and ensure you know where you can access this support.

Aims and outcomes

  • We want to increase the number of psychiatric intensive care beds and reduce significantly the number of patients being sent out of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to receive care
  • We are committed to providing seven-day-a-week child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
  • We are expanding crisis and home treatment teams to ensure more people are treated in their own home, avoiding inpatient stays
  • We are committed to reducing the number of people who take their own life or experience self-harm
  • We want to reduce the number of people who frequently attend accident and emergency with mental health concerns and also reduce the number of frequent callers to ambulance services
  • We’re developing a 24/7 intensive outreach service that includes support to young people with eating disorders.

Introduction to the programme