Today we are celebrating Allied Health Professions Day and all of our brilliant Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) at SHSC!
AHPs in mental health and learning disabilities are employed by SHSC and local providers in a range of service settings including primary care, community, hospital, education, criminal justice and community voluntary sectors. Positioned across care pathways, settings and age groups, AHPs bring expertise and efficiency to services by:
- Bringing connectivity of physical and mental health interventions to tackle health inequalities.
- Helping maintain healthy lifestyles through health-promoting intervention.
- Delivering specialist early and longer-term mental health intervention with users of services, their families, and carers.
- Working with people with mild-moderate conditions through to those with complex care needs.
- Offering a diverse range of assessments and interventions to support people‘s rehabilitation and recovery.
- Enabling integrated pathways for services users to have all their needs addressed.
- Working in multi-professional roles and in extended role practice, such as care co-ordinators and managers.
- Working in partnership with the person and their family, the multidisciplinary team, and local communities to optimise and maintain the person’s physical and mental health, function, and quality of life.