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Information on North East Mental Health Trailblazer

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Northumberland County Council delivered the North East Mental Health Trailblazer on behalf of the seven North East Local Authorities from January 2017 to December 2019.

The programme delivered integrated employment support and talking therapies in partnership with Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services in each area. It tested an integrated approach to support unemployed people with anxiety and/or depression to improve their mental wellbeing and to find work.  The programme used the Individual Placement Support (IPS) model, advocated by the Centre for Mental Health. 

The programme supported more than 1,450 people with their employability and skills while receiving talking therapies. Over 270 had moved into employment by the end of the project.  Local authorities and partner organisations are assessing the findings and options for further activities. 

The programme was part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014 - 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

For any further information please contact Kevin Higgins
kevin.higgins@northumberland.gov.uk
07546 359927