As per the updated Terms of Reference, from April 2019 South Gloucestershire will have the following two complementary bodies:
- Mental Health Partnership: A strategic group of representative commissioning and provider organisations who can make strategic decisions and ‘influence up’ to the Health and Wellbeing Board. This group will meet twice yearly, and will be focused on delivering and reporting on the agreed action plan (reflecting the MH Strategy and Needs Assessment). The Partnership will be informed by the Practitioners Network and the Wellbeing Network (and other Service User Representation groups), and will report to the Health and Wellbeing Board. Task and Finish groups will be needed to deliver certain elements of the action plan – these groups will report to the Partnership and may include other colleagues outside the Partnership.
- The Mental Health Practitioner Network: This group will include practitioners from South Gloucestershire Council, VCSE and provider organisations and will provide a wider forum to champion practitioner views and engagement and disseminate information. The Network will allow MH Practitioners to have space and time to share best practice, raise questions and concerns and to identify solutions. This group and, along with the Wellbeing Network (for service user input) will help inform the strategic direction of the MH Partnership and the delivery of the action plan.