The Community Mental Health Transformation Programme is a partnership of NHS organisations, community and voluntary sector, Adult Social Care and service users and people with lived experience coming together to transform how primary and community mental health services are currently organised and delivered.

This video gives an overview of the National Community Mental Health Transformation Programme:

Who is the programme trying to improve care for?

Adults and older adults who have ongoing and complex mental health needs.

The vision for Leeds

Create a radical new model of joined-up primary and community mental health that responds to local people’s needs and removes barriers to access, so that people can:

  • access care, treatment and support as early as possible
  • live as well as possible in their communities

The programme aims to:

  • provide holistic person-centred care
  • have a more joined-up approach with services working together
  • involve service users and carers as equal partners in their care
  • build in involvement and co-production at all levels of service design delivery, and
  • deliver needs-led personalised, trauma-informed care

How will we do this in Leeds?

In 2021 and 2022 the programme team is going to be working with 2 to 3 Local Care Partnerships* to develop and test new forms of care and support for people. These include:

  • West Leeds (Pudsey)
  • Leeds Student Medical Practice and the Light 

They will then gradually increase this to about half of Local Care Partnership areas in 2022 and 2023 and then across the rest of Leeds in 2023 and 2024. 

How can you get involved?

The Community Mental Health Transformation Programme will:

  • work in partnership with people who use and provide services
  • have an Involvement Lead to make sure people are involved
  • share a range of opportunities to get involved

*Local Care Partnerships is the name adopted in Leeds to describe the model of joined-up team working to improve health and care delivery to local people. They bring together voluntary and community organisations, Housing and elected councillors alongside Primary Care, other NHS health care services and children and adult social care. There are 15 Local Care Partnerships aligned to different neighbourhoods in Leeds.