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.