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New! Live it Well strategy

Announcement created: Friday, 15th Oct 2010

One in four of us will have a mental health problem at some point in our lives. In Kent and Medway, the NHS and local authorities have worked together to produce Live It Well which is their strategy for improving the mental health and wellbeing of people in Kent and Medway. The five organisations involved are NHS Medway, NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent, NHS West Kent, Kent County Council and Medway Council.

The Live it Well strategy covers 2010 to 2015, and makes ten commitments, including to ensure people have easy access to care in a crisis, reduce the number of people with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, give people more choice and more say over their care, and reduce the number of suicides.

Live It Well was developed with people who use services, carers, frontline professionals and voluntary organisations, and shaped by the views and ideas of scores of people from Kent and Medway who took the opportunity to comment on it.

Follow this link to read the Live it Well strategy.

You can also read the report on what people said about the draft strategy and how it was changed as a result.