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Draft Adult Mental Health Strategy for South Ayrshire

The South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership (CHP) which includes the Council, NHS and partners in the Third and independent sectors has developed an ambitious three-year strategy (2013-2016) to underpin our approach to improving mental health. The strategy is based on the strengths and assets of individuals and local communities in South Ayrshire. Our strategic vision is that:

“South Ayrshire is a place which empowers people and communities to promote and sustain positive mental health and wellbeing, and fully supports people experiencing mental ill health.”

Development of the strategy has been highly participative, drawing on the views of individuals, families, communities and partner organisations. A series of focus groups and consultation events were held with stakeholders and service users. The views expressed and the actual experiences of service users and carers have informed the content of our strategy.

The strategy focuses on the key outcomes that we want to achieve in South Ayrshire and demonstrates how these relate to the wider outcomes contained in our Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) and national policy. It provides an assessment of local needs and outlines the approaches we will take to deliver outcomes over the next three years.