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Mental Health

Our role is to help our health and care partners train and shape the NHS workforce to improve mental health services and care for patients and services users.

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.  All health professionals need to have an understanding of mental health conditions. We have developed training programmes that enable health and care employers to ensure staff have an awareness of mental health problems and how they may affect their patients and service users.

Delivery areas

Our key delivery areas across NHS England's Workforce, Training and Education Mental Health Programme include:

Further information and resources:

This bulletin provides updates from the National Mental Health team and Learning Disability and Autism team. It brings together the latest information, guidance, webinars and important resources for colleagues.

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NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan makes a renewed commitment to improve and widen access to care for children and adults needing mental health support by 2023/24. The NHS Long Term Plan will deliver the fastest expansion in mental health services in the NHS’s history, with thousands more adults being able to access talking therapies for common disorders and better support being offered to children and young people.

Mental Health Workforce Plan

Stepping Forward to 2020/21: Mental Health Workforce Plan for England, sets out a high level road map and reflects the additional staff required to deliver the transformation set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The plan was developed by HEE together with its NHS partners, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and other experts in the field of mental health services. 

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