Commissioning mental health services

According to the most recent Salford Mental Wellbeing Needs Assessment (2010), around 36,500 adults (20 per cent of people aged 16 plus) and 6,000 children (12 per cent of people aged up to 18) living in Salford might have some kind of mental wellbeing need, with the most deprived populations having the greatest need for services.

The main mental health provider in Salford is Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust which provides most out-patient and in-patient mental health services, with a small proportion of referrals going to neighbouring mental health trusts. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust covers a range of district mental health services including:

  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Inpatient services (Meadowbrook and Woodlands)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Memory Assessment Treatment service (MATS)
  • Crisis Resolution Home Treatment
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis
  • Day opportunities
  • Psychology

Central Manchester Foundation Trust (CMFT) provides the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for children and young people up to the age of 18 years old.

As one of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) project sites, Salford's IAPT services are well-developed. Our local CAMHS is also fully engaged with the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) programme. Our main IAPT provider was the provider arm of the PCT, but that service opted to use the right to request opportunity and is now a social enterprise, Six Degrees.

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