Mental Health

The West Midlands Combined Authority has commissioned research in to mental health and its impact on the public sector. It is believed this commission is the first of its type in the country.

The commission published its Action Plan, Thrive West Midlands, in January 2017. You can download a copy here.

The commission has considered evidence from around the West Midlands region and beyond and the experiences of real people with real mental health experiences, as well as the knowledge of professional mental health practitioners and mental health organisations.

The commission is chaired by Norman Lamb MP, former minister of state for care and support.

The commission identified the following key areas of enquiry:

  • Employment and housing
  • Early intervention principles
  • Criminal justice/troubled individuals
  • Role of employers
  • Primary care
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