We start by listening

Through listening & understanding, we can all play a part in improving mental health services

Between our Ears Mental Health Strategy

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Listening Groups

Between our Ears Mental Health Strategy

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Academic Paper

Between our Ears Mental Health Strategy

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Conference

Between our Ears Mental Health Strategy

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Co-created Strategy

Between our Ears Mental Health Strategy

”There are pockets of good practice that we need to learn from, to share, and to use as a catalyst for improvement within a whole system approach.”

-Professor Christopher Burton, Professor of Health Services Research, Head of School, Canterbury Christchurch University

Challenges exist within mental health provision in every town, in every county, in every community – but we have the chance to make improvements

By working with community groups, academics, commissioners, charities, funders, families, and most importantly – people with lived experience, we have the opportunity to look at a whole systems approach to what the individual needs are, what the local data tells us, and what’s working well.

We have the power to effect change.

Outside of statutory mental health provision, there is an army of private companies, charities, community interest groups, family members, carers, and volunteers, who are delivering support programmes in every community.

If we can coordinate our services then more people can be reached.

Through working together, listening to each other and the people with whom we work, we can identify real needs, and ensure that resources are directed to where they are most effective, to minimise gaps in services or regional variations, to reduce duplication, and to make every penny count more.

We want to help everyone improve. And it starts by listening.

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We are striving to get a representative audience of people with lived experience, carers & circles of support, professionals working within mental health, public, private, and third-sector organisations.