The Sheffield Primary and Community Mental Health Service is an integrated primary and community mental health service for people with serious mental illness.
Serious mental illness includes people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis or complex mental health needs.
The service is being developed to improve mental health care, support and treatment. It will remove the barriers for service users and join up care that many people currently experience. The new model is planned to be available in Sheffield in October 2023.
The service is run in partnership between Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Primary Care Sheffield and Mind.
People with lived experience, carers, mental health professionals, primary care (GP practices) and the voluntary sector have co-produced a set of principles, values and behaviours for the new model which this new service will run:
- People will be able to get mental health support and treatment at each of the 15 Primary Care Networks in Sheffield. The new teams will work directly within local communities working with the voluntary sector, wider health and social care community teams and general practice.
- We will invest more into the areas of Sheffield with the highest needs.
- Everyone will have a personalised care plan that looks at their mental health, physical health and social issues so we can help to respond to all of these.
- Staff will have the ability to share information with the wider community teams in an easily and timely way to improve outcomes and experience.