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Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is our strategic health and care system approach, to achieve better lives and improve the support we offer to people with mental health, substance use needs, learning disabilities or are neurodiverse. Our place-based partnership has an ethos where we ‘Act as One’ to help people live happy, healthy at home.

The vision from our Healthy Minds strategy is fundamentally based on three priorities, these are:

  • Promote better lives: to support everyone with the opportunities to live an independent, fulfilling, healthier and longer life
  • Respect rights: involve people so they are informed to make choices and receive equitable access to opportunities
  • Improve support: support people with high quality, accessible, personalised care that promotes wellbeing.

View our Healthy Minds strategy (Healthy Minds: our strategic plan for mental health, learning disability, neurodiversity, and substance use. We have also produced an easier to read version of the strategy. Please note we will continue to update this document with any new national policies.

Report from the Centre for Mental Health on mental health needs
and assets for racialised communities in Bradford

Read more about pursuing racial justice in mental health

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.

See the programmes of work in our priority area

Community mental health transformation

Learning disabilities

Severe mental illness

Severe mental illness and Ramadan webinars