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Cabinet Decision: 12th July 2018
Title of Item/Report
People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented the outcomes of the People Select Committee's review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm.

RESOLVED that:-

The Council will:

1. Lobby government for increased mental health funding as a percentage of the total NHS budget, with more targeted towards universal services and lower-level support.

2. Adopt the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, and encourage other local stakeholder organisations to also commit to this.

3. Ensure that existing service directories contain up-to-date and accurate information on local and national sources of support and the promotion of good mental health.

4. Arrange for the recommendations from this scrutiny review report to be shared with the Adult Social Care and Health Select Committee.

Health and Wellbeing

5. HaST CCG, Public Health and Catalyst (the strategic infrastructure organisation for the Borough committed to providing an effective voice, representation and support for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector) work together to facilitate co-operation between Voluntary Sector providers of mental health services.

6. HaST CCG and Public Health use existing communication channels (e.g. Time Out sessions) to increase GP practice staff awareness of local mental health services in addition to those offered by TEWV CAMHS.

7. HaST CCG provide an update to the People Select Committee on the progress, and any subsequent outcomes, of the CAMHS service review to enable the impact on wider children and young people's services to be understood.

8. The development of a panel to plan for the transition of children and young people from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services be endorsed, and the People Select Committee receive an update from TEWV following initial roll-out.

Education

9. Every local school and college be strongly encouraged to have a designated lead in mental health in advance of the government target of 2025.

10. Further work be undertaken to understand the level of spend by schools on counselling and therapeutic services, as part of the Future in Mind transformation programme.

11. Good practice on mental health promotion and support be shared across and between educational establishments, including the learning from the recent secondary school emotional health and wellbeing pilot programme.

12. Results of the ongoing Safeguarding Pupil Survey 2018 be fed back to the People Select Committee, including comparisons to the 2016 survey results.
Reasons for the Decision
The report presents the findings of the scrutiny review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm which began as part of the 2017-2018 scrutiny work programme, and continued into 2018-2019.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as his wife had gave evidence to the People Select Committee.

Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as he was on the Board of Eastern Ravens who had given evidence to the People Select Committee.

Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as he was a member of Catalyst.

Councillor Ann McCoy declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as she was Board of Governors of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust.

Councillor Nigel Cooke declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as he was employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust.
Details of any Dispensations
Councillor Nigel Cooke had a dispensation with regard his employment at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust.
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 20 July 2018.
Attachment

Date of Publication: 16 July 2018


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