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Community Services Mental Health Framework Third Sector Alliance

We are excited to announce the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Third Sector Alliance, a partnership between the charities Swindon and Gloucester Mind, Bath MindRethink and Alabaré.

We have brought ourselves together to deliver a huge piece of mental health transformation work across BSW. Our aim is to support the redesign of how community mental health services are delivered and experienced. Our partnership represents a huge investment from our commissioners, as well as agreement that the voice of the third sector is of equal value to our local NHS mental health providers.

Aligned with the national Community Mental Health Framework and the NHS long term plan, we are beginning the process of building accessible, responsive and inclusive mental health support across our locality, and we want you to be a part of it.

To support us in shaping this huge transformation, we have teamed up with Voluntary Action Swindon, Wessex Community Action, and Bath and North East Somerset Third Sector Group (3SG) to help us in the crucial work of connecting with people, communities and organisations most invested in this change, and build our delivery around them.

We are meeting weekly and will send updates as changes occur and where developments arise. There are also engagement events taking place over the next few months co-ordinated by Healthwatch. Our Alliance, alongside our commissioners, are prioritising engagement and networking with our communities to help us co-design, co-produce and co-deliver many aspects of this transformation work, ensuring that the changes being made suit the needs of our communities. We look forward to working with you in these exciting times!