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Healthy minds

Our vision for the healthy minds priority is ‘Better Lives, Brighter Futures: promoting, respecting and improving the mental health and wellbeing of everyone to live happy, healthy at home

Our work will focus on the areas below.

  • To deliver a transformed community mental health model based on the localities and communities in our partnership
  • To ensure people are prepared for adulthood and have access to good housing, employment and training
  • To reduce the inequalities faced by people, with mental health issues, learning disabilities or who have autism experience, in accessing health and care
  • To improve our acute crisis and liaison services for mental health across our district
  • To deliver on the Long-Term Plan ambitions for MHLDA

Our purpose

Our purpose we will work together to promote, protect and improve the mental health and wellbeing of everyone to live happier, healthier and longer lives. We aim to recognise people with learning disabilities as equal citizens who can live their best lives, get the right support at the right time in their local community or least restrictive setting. We aim to transform the lives of people who are autistic – we do this to enable them to live the life they choose, achieve their personal goals, feel valued and know their voices are heard.

Our population

Our population people who experience mental health issues, people with learning disability or autism on average live 15-20 years less than the general population in Bradford District and Craven. We want to reduce the gap in life expectancy and healthy life years so people can live happy, healthier and longer lives to their full potential.

Our partnership

Our partnership consists of partners from primary care, secondary care, the voluntary and community sector (VCS), social care and people and carers. We come together at the Healthy Minds Partnership Board with the aim of ensuring we understand the need, set our priorities, allocate resources and oversee the delivery of our strategy and programmes of work.