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Mental health

Everybody has mental health, however, 1 in 4 people at some time in their life will experience issues with their mental health due to a range of health and social factors. The CCG has worked together with commissioners and providers of health and social care and members of the public, including those with lived experience and their carers, to develop the Mental Wellbeing strategy for Bradford and Craven. The strategy outlines our shared commitment to promoting mental wellbeing and tackling the things that cause mental ill health. The strategy is guided by three overarching principles of delivery. These are:

By 2021 we have to deliver on our 5 strategic outcomes which have formed the foundations of our implementation plan. 

  1. Early action, awareness and prevention - people will be supported to recognise and value the importance of their mental wellbeing and take early action to maintain their mental health through improved prevention, awareness and understanding
  2. Promote good wellbeing - people will enjoy environments at work, home and in other settings that promote good mental health and improved wellbeing;
  3. Easy access to integrated care - people will experience seamless care and have their physical, social and mental health needs met through services that are integrated and easily accessible;
  4. Services focussed on recovery - people will reach their maximum potential through services which are recovery focused, high quality and personalised and which promote independence;
  5. Transforming services - people will expect support to be commissioned and delivered in a way which leads to increases in efficiency and enables transformation of care through reinvestment. 

A voice for people and their carers who are experiencing mental health issues: 

Key services if you or someone you know needs support with your mental health, you can contact our services:

Star ratings

Improving access to psychological therapies – access 

3 star

Three stars - better than the English average.

 Access to psychological therapies is above the 4.2% standard.


Improving access to psychological therapies – recovery

 2 star

Two stars - similar to the English average.

Half of people who complete psychological therapies recover, which is about the same as across England.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health

2 star

Two stars - similar to the English average.

Two in every five children and young people (40%) estimated to have a diagnosable mental health condition were receiving services in the community this result is above the national target of 30%.


First episode of psychosis

1 star

One star -worse than the English average

Access to intervention for psychosis is above the 50% standard, with 2 out of every 3 people being seen within 2 weeks for a NICE recommended care package.


Mental health out of area placements

Reducing out of area placements for people with mental health problems is a key priority – currently we have 55 bed days placed out of area