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Mental Health

Vision: One Ambition, Working as One, for Every One

To provide services to the people of Wolverhampton into the next five years that are sustainable, seamless and person centred, with support delivered as close to home as possible and that maximise opportunities for independence to be retained. In Wolverhampton we are committed to the strategic approach of One Ambition, Working as One, for Every One.

December 2015 update

Over the last few months, a new rapid response programme has been piloted and achieved a big reduction in the number of people attending Accident & Emergency at hospital, and a reduction in the number of non-elective admissions to hospital. The pilot programme has involved the Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust, West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service and comprised a team of seven police, four paramedics and four psychiatric nurses who have operated across the Black Country.

Recently, a dedicated psychiatric liaison and Single Point of Access service has opened within the new Urgent Care Centre at New Cross Hospital, improving services for people with mental health issues, while a bid for funding to create supported housing within a new housing development at the former Tap Works site in Low Hill has also been successful.

Partners continue to develop a range of joint operating policies across health and social care, and have agreed the co-location of key health and social care workers covering seven-day operational services.