Our vision for working in mental health

Kent County Council Adult Mental Health Services are integrated with a local NHS Partnership Trust.

  • Kent County Council work alongside key partners across Kent to deliver an integrated mental health service.
  • The individual will be at the centre of the services we provide.
  • The focus of our social care services are on prevention, wellbeing and recovery.

Please take a moment to view Kent's Live It Well website. This is an excellent source of information about mental health services in Kent.

We have a Section 75 Agreement and work in partnership with Kent and Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT) and are committed to having:

  • a clear professional role for social workers to deliver the social care agendas through a person centred approach, delivering improved outcomes and working in partnership to the highest standards of practice
  • opportunities to work within a dedicated 24 hour 7 days a week approved mental health professional (AMHP) service, recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as an area of innovation and good practice
  • a team of confident knowledgeable staff that have access to Kent County Council's induction, training, supervision, professional development and career progression.

Community emotional wellbeing, mental health and recovery

  • Exciting opportunities to work as part of a network of support with the voluntary sector are being developed. This new service will commence in April 2016.
  • This is an unique partnership with our clinical commissioning groups, adult social care and public health to deliver a range of services which will promote wellbeing and recovery.
  • The new model will sit outside of secondary mental health services and will form a key part of an integrated pathway across the voluntary sector, primary mental health and social care.

As the Director for Disabled Children, Adults Learning Disability and Mental Health I recognise the importance of strong leadership needed to support a team of skilled managers, practitioners and support staff but also the importance of partnership and integrated working with Public Health and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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