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Demonstrating a positive impact on the mental health of adults and young people

Posted: 9th June 2020

We’re supporting new work to tackle mental illness earlier, and to value mental and physical health equally. This work is being carried out by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s ambition is to support the delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan. It focuses on tackling mental illness earlier, physical and mental health integration and making sure people get the right care at the right time.

The partnership’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Programme Board, want to gain a holistic view of initiatives and programmes across the region which demonstrate a positive impact on the physical and/or mental health and wellbeing of young adults (14-25) and adults who have Autism and/or Neurodiversity.

If you have examples of initiatives and programmes which fall into the themes below, then please complete our online case study form by Friday 31 July 2020.

Theme Examples sought
Care Treatment Reviews Access/support for care treatment reviews. These could be examples of positive experiences or where there have been some challenges.
Education and Training Access/support to careers guidance.

Access/support for reasonable adjustments within learning and education settings.


Employment Access/support to apprenticeship/employment opportunities.

Access/ support for coaching, CV writing, interview skills etc and/or work experience.


Hospital Admissions Reviews Prevention of hospital re-admissions.
Living arrangements Providing people for people with a safe place to live. This could be through independent or supportive living arrangements.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Access/support for overall mental health and wellbeing, healthy living, self-care etc.

Access/support for the overall mental health and wellbeing for families and carers.

Peer Groups and Networks Access to peer groups and networks which actively aim to support mental health and wellbeing.

Access to opportunities to develop interests and talents for example arts etc.

Support to lead fulfilling lives by having friends, social life, inclusivity etc

Physical Health Access/support to undertake fitness/sporting activities.

Access/support for physical health checks.

Raising awareness Examples of co-produced resources and/or training (online/face to face) to raise awareness of Autism and/or Neurodiversity amongst families, carers, colleagues, peers, students etc).

Please see our web page for more information.