The Taskforce will be Chaired by Heather Tierney-Moore OBE, in her role as our Patron, and our intention is to assist the Government and NHS England in mitigating the serious problems our mental health services will face post Covid-19.
We intend to consider what the nature of the need might be recognising the impact this pandemic has had on different sections of the population, including key workers, and suggest some solutions. We want to take a whole system approach across the health, social care and third sector and use this opportunity to support innovation. Three priority areas we have identified are….
- Preparing for the increased demand on mental health and social care services
- Planning for anticipated staff shortages exacerbated by stress related absence
- How to provide additional support for the smaller front-line charities/organisations who are already seeing a rapid increase in demand for their services.
We are intending to make this Taskforce inclusive and are establishing an External Reference Group to assist the Taskforce.