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Re balancing the Relationship

We’re delighted to announce that Open Mental Health has been featured in a new national report, #RebalancingTheRelationship, which focuses on #VCSE collaboration. Proud to have contributed and share what we have learned so far.

‘We came together to develop this work because we believe in it and the difference it can make for our beneficiaries…We all had to be okay with not always getting it right.’ – Rethink Mental Illness

‘All of this is about relationships. It’s not about size, it’s about commitment and culture within organisations. We kept coming back to why we were here, it’s not about any individual organisation.’ – Spark Somerset

‘In order for everyone to be equal some organisations need bigger steps to be at the same level as others.’ – SWEDA

The Somerset Mental Health Alliance was formed in 2019 as part of the new Community Mental Health Framework, which aims to address the long existing gaps in provision and challenges of mental health care and support in the community. Somerset is one of 12 Trailblazers, trialing a new approach to coproducing a local model, funded by the NHS Trust, the Clinical Commissioning Group, and the County Council.


Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 26th February 2021

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