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Commissioning mental health services

The CCG is responsible for commissioning the majority of mental health and learning disabilities services for the Vale of York population, other services are commissioned by NHS England. 

Generally, service users are supported at home or in facilities as close to home as possible, although sometimes, when patients require specialised care, they may need to be treated further away from home.  

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) is the principal local provider of services in the Vale of York, under the all-age mental health contract with the CCG. In the East Riding of Yorkshire some of the Vale of York services are currently provided by Humber NHS Foundation Trust under a sub-contract arrangement with TEWV.

All Age Mental Health Strategy for York 2018-2023

The Health and Wellbeing Board's All Age Mental Health Strategy 2018 to 2023 sets out the Board's mental health priorities.

Vision: For every single resident of York to enjoy the best possible emotional and mental health and wellbeing throughout the course of their life.

For more information, contact:

Health and Wellbeing Board Secretariat
Phone: 01904 551714
Email: healthandwellbeing@york.gov.uk

Current schemes and projects:

Psychiatric Liaison Service

Street Triage Service

Mental health crisis guidance for out of hours

Mental health referral information

Thehaven@30ClarenceSt

Other resources:

A guide to mental health and wellbeing in York – Healthwatch York publication

Next steps to develop a new mental health hospital in York

The new mental health facility on Haxby Road in York will be named Foss Park Hospital.

The state-of-the-art facility will provide two adult, single sex wards and two older people’s wards – one for people with dementia and one for people with mental health conditions such as psychosis, severe depression or anxiety.

The Foss Park development is seen as part of a much wider community infrastructure with links to other local facilities and building on existing arrangements such as the education offers already established by York St John University. Also with the intention to provide some community services from mainstream community assets such as the Folk Hall.

Currently procurement is underway for a third sector provider to provide a café based on opportunities for recovery for people who use services.

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