Black Thrive is mentioned in the report as an example of the opportunities that exist for the VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) to help co-produce service design. 

The introduction below is taken directly from the report. Please use the download link to get your copy of the report. 


At the beginning of the year, the NHS Long Term Plan renewed our commitment to pursue the most ambitious transformation of mental health care England has ever known. Today, the Mental Health Implementation Plan provides a new framework to ensure we deliver on this commitment at the local level. The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, published in 2016, represented a major step, securing an additional £1 billion in funding for mental health so that an additional 1 million people could access high-quality services by 2020/21. Much has already been achieved for mental health across England in the past three years. EverySustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) in the country now has a specialist perinatal mental health community service. Access to children and young people’s mental health services is continuing to expand and all other standards are being achieved or on track for delivery in 2020/21.

Mental health liaison services are now available in all general hospitals, with more than 50% meeting optimum ‘Core 24’ standards by 2021. This would not have been possible without the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, funding from government and the hard work of thousands of passionate and dedicated staff all over the country. We know there is still a lot of work to do to provide quality
and timely mental health care for everyone who needs it, and to tackle inequalities in access, experience and outcomes.

We, therefore welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the increase in funding for NHS services and conducted an extensive programme of engagement for the mental health components in the NHS Long Term Plan, asking stakeholders to share their top priorities and concerns with us. NHS England and NHS Improvement received written submissions from over 145 organisations, capturing the views of over 27,000 people from across the age spectrum. These views shaped the proposals to transform mental health
services laid out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

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