Following the success of the first round of funding from Tees Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Trust, which focussed on the mental health challenges faced as a consequence of the Covid pandemic, we are delighted to announce a new round of one year funding for Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise, (VCSE) organisations in Stockton and Darlington to deliver projects which look to redesign and realign community mental health.
NHS England Community Mental Health Framework sets out its ambition and challenge to local providers to redesign and realign community mental health teams alongside primary care and voluntary sector services.
Funding for round 2 is centred around the core community mental health framework principles of which we would welcome bids in line with the following ethos to support our local communities to stay well. Funding applications will need to address one or more of the following:
- Support local communities to stay well. This may include supporting individuals with conditions impacting their mental wellbeing or those who are currently in recovery.
- Enable individuals to contribute to their local communities and be active participants.
- Support transitions between services to reduce waiting times and allow for “warm transfers”. By this we mean actively supporting individuals to make initial links with, and access, other services where this would best meet their needs. Collaborative working across partners and organisations would be strongly welcomed.
- Promote individuals supporting their physical and mental wellbeing
- Improve quality of life especially in underrepresented groups or those with health inequalities.
- Recognise the health inequalities of local populations and underrepresented groups to either access services or stay well within their local communities.
- Projects and or services that are people led and demonstrate they have spoken to and involved local communities within the design of the activities the applicant is proposing.
- Applicants can demonstrate they have drawn upon the infrastructure and strengths of the area it is working within and how it can add value.
- Reduction in social isolation.
- Provide a proactive outreach offer as well as in reach.
Deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 29th September 2022 and applicants will be notified within 10 days of the closing date.
Download the application and guidance notes for Darlington here TEWV Application Form Darlington