Preventative Mental Health and Wellbeing service: contracting options from 1 April 2021
To consider the attached report from the Director of Commissioning
Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Commissioning seeking approval of amendments to the contracting of preventative mental health and wellbeing services; and, approval of commencing new arrangements from 1 April 2021.
The existing contract ends on 31 March 2021. To do nothing would leave the residents of HMR with no access to these prevention level mental health services.
That the arrangements for this service from an NHS national contract to an NHS grant funded service using the current specification with a view to commencing the new arrangement from the 1st April 2021. The commissioning intention is to issue two 12 month grant agreements to be confirmed to Rochdale & District MIND in writing to provide a level of assurance and stability to the provider.
Reason for resolution
The council and CCG have conducted a review of prevention services and mental health prevention services to ensure a whole system approach. The review of the current provision was very positive with all 6 services within the contract performing above expectations. The recommendation seeks to build on these successes to provide continuity for local residents who benefit from the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.