Mental health

WM-ADASS launched its Mental Health Network in October 2021 to identify and respond to the challenges and changing landscape.

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The network includes adult social care mental health leads and Approved Mental Health professionals from each of our 14 councils.

The Network will meet bi-monthly to support the West Midlands Improvement Programme providing information, improvement and best practice sharing for activists across the region. It aims to:

  • plan and deliver better and more joined-up health and social care across the region
  • better engage people with lived experience and local communities in reviewing and designing services

The Network is sponsored by Kerrie Alward, Director of Adult Services, Walsall Council, chaired by , Head of Business Systems and Improvement at Coventry City Council, and managed by Mark Godfrey, WM ADASS.