Partnership supports World Mental Health Day 10 October 2020

The world is experiencing the unprecedented impact of the current global health emergency due to COVID-19 that has also affected the mental health of millions of people.

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has been set up to support and work with six local areas (Bradford District and Craven,  Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Wakefield and Leeds) to support the delivery of a number of plans including a five year forward view of mental health, the NHS long term plan and a five year plan for people with mental health, learning disabilities and autism.

Dr Sara Munro, CEO Lead for WY&H HCP Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism; and CEO for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said:

“World Mental Health Day reminds us that the work we do as a Partnership every day to improve mental health for the people who live in West Yorkshire and Harrogate is important and far-reaching. We know that good mental health is fundamental to quality of life for all of us and we strive to transform the services that people use so that they are the best that they can be.

Our Partnership ambition is clear – we will achieve a 10% reduction in the gap in life expectancy between the 220, 000 people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism and the rest of the population by 2024. In doing this we will focus on early support for children and young people.”

Find out more about  The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership on their website.

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