Mental Health & Wellbeing

"The programme has given us renewed vigour and belief that applying co-production to the delivery and commissioning of services provides the best means of improving outcomes for people with long-term enduring mental illness in a very adverse financial environment." Denis O’Rourke, Assistant Director, Lambeth CCG

Mental health affects everyone and is inextricably linked to our physical health and broader wellbeing. It is not surprising that mental health and wellbeing underpins everything we do at PPL.

The need to rethink how we commission and provide mental health services has been firmly established on the national agenda. We are committed to supporting our clients to deliver person-centred services across mental and physical health that communicate effectively with each other.

We work with local mental health commissioners and a wide range of providers, including statutory organisations and charities, to review and redesign their provision and support them to explore new ways of working together. We work together to ensure that a person’s mental wellbeing is never left off the agenda.

Our recent work in mental health and wellbeing has covered three key areas:

  • Working directly with mental health commissioners and providers: Our recent work has included reviewing mental health day opportunities, leading to the re-design and re-commissioning of services with the voluntary and community sector, challenging the role that traditional ‘drop-in’ centres play in mental health service provision. With Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity we have been working to assess the evidence for preventative interventions to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people and inform future local strategies for investment.

  • Promoting the role of person and community centred care in addressing issues around mental health and wellbeing: As part of Realising the Value, in collaboration with Nesta and the Health Foundation, PPL developed the economic model to help commissioners evaluate the potential impact of investing in approaches to improve person and community-centred care. The model helps CCG and Local Authority commissioners build business cases for investing in person & community centred approaches - with over 1000 downloads and £950m of benefits identified to-date.

  • Bringing people and organisations together to drive real change: In the last year we have been working with the national mental health charity Mind and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to bring together mental health organisations, service users and key thinkers in health and social care - sharing challenges and developing joint solutions to deliver improvements in mental health and wellbeing, today.

PPL is an approved NHS supplier via NHS Elis, NHS Lead Provider and SCW CSU Frameworks and an Associate Member of the NHS Confederation. Our support and services are also directly accessible via the ESPO framework and Nepro.

Contact us at info@pplconsulting.co.uk to talk about how we can help.