This Strategy aims to promote good mental health across the whole population so that more people living in the Bailiwick will have good mental health.
The Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2023-2029, (the Strategy), builds on established work with the private and charitable sector to improve working relationships, understanding of current mental health systems and patient experience. It does this by formally bringing together work that occurs across many departments of the States of Guernsey and other organisations as well as people with lived experience to collate data, identify service gaps and improve access to services. Key to this Strategy is improving communication between service providers, particularly during times of transition.
The Strategy has identified four pillars of work for 2023-2029 to meet the Strategy's objectives:
- Pillar 1: Understanding and collating Bailiwick data sets
- Pillar 2: Awareness, access and early intervention
- Pillar 3: Service Improvements
- Pillar 4: Responding to recommendations of external reviews
The Strategy has been developed by the Mental Health & Wellbeing Steering Group and incorporates the views of this multidisciplinary group, taking into account results from external reviews alongside existing workstreams and workstreams deemed as a priority by the group.
The Steering Group has listened to feedback provided by Islanders through the two Gedze reviews, conducted in 2018 and 2022) and developed the actions to be completed. These will benefit those already in services whilst driving prevention and early intervention. This extends to all areas of our lives including housing, good pay, safe and accessible green spaces and good quality education. Services themselves are only one part of the puzzle.
The full Strategy, which includes all actions to be undertaken within its lifetime, is available to download on this page.
Annual reports will be made publicly available and will detail progress made on the Strategy to date, with the first report being available in 2024.
Feedback is always welcome. The Committee for Health & Social Care aims to work with the community to provide services that work for them. If you have any feedback, wish to be involved in the work of the Steering Group or have any data you think would be a useful contribution to the Strategy then please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for general queries and www.gov.gg/CCCHSC for individual or service queries.