The Collaborative exists to recognise and share best practice in mental health care by working together with other organisations and to facilitate shared learning. It does this in a number of ways including a variety of special interest groups (covering topics such as recovery and rehab, personality disorders and service transformation), events across the UK, virtual networks and national awards.
Indeed the Trust has already been shortlisted for a patient experience award this year for its health visiting perinatal MH work.
The Collaborative is also launching a national guide to mental health services later this year, with examples from the moment of engagement with services, to discharge.
As well as all this, the Collaborative also campaigns to ensure that mental health is given a far greater priority and parity on the health agenda, by engaging with, and informing senior policy makers and politicians.
Founder Angie Russell commented: "We are delighted to welcome Southern Health to the Positive Practice MH Collaborative and look forward to working with everyone in sharing and identifying positive initiatives and those undertaking them.
“Southern Health is joining 75 other organisations nationally who are working together to take mental health services forward nationally. Front line staff involvement is as important to us as senior management and we look forward to welcoming Southern Health to our special interest groups and events.”
Visit www.positivepracticemh.com for more details.