One in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year. People in all walks of life can be affected and at any point in their lives. Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK.
The NHS is placing more national focus than ever before on mental health. NHS England aims to deliver a transformation in mental health services by 2020/21, with an ambition of putting mental health on an equal footing to physical health in the NHS.
NHS England is making progress towards achieving the recommendations set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, involving the development and implementation of new models of care for adults with mental health needs. Find out more.
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership want to make sure that mental health services are integrated or combined with physical health services - this will ensure that they care and treat the ‘whole’ person.
For example, supporting people with long-term physical health conditions to cope with anxiety or depression.
The Connecting Care+ partnership programme in Wakefield is made up of local health, social care, voluntary and community sector organisations from across the Wakefield district. These organisations work together as partners to deliver health and social care integration to deliver innovative methods of care to local people.
As part of this work, there are many programmes which focus on improving the mental health and wellbeing of adults in Wakefield.
Local services in Wakefield
We also have a range of local mental health and wellbeing services available across the District. Please click on the links in the menu for more information on each service or condition.