The Advancing Mental Health Equality Collaborative: using a quality improvement approach to improve mental health care, support and treatment for people at risk of experiencing inequalities in the UK

Dr Shubulade Smith, Dr Rajesh Mohan, Laura-Louise Arundell, Mark Farmer, Dr Matt Milarski, Dr Uju Ugochukwu

75 minutes


June 2022

Congress webinar


This session will outline the innovative Advancing Mental Health Equality Collaborative, a programme led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists' National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH). The collaborative involves 22 teams across the UK who, with quality improvement support from the NCCMH, are working to understand the needs of their populations and identify communities at risk of experiencing inequalities. Using a quality improvement approach, teams will be supported over three years to improve access, experience and outcomes of mental health care, support and treatment for those populations. Delegates will have the opportunity learn about the theory of the collaborative, hear from a team taking part as they describe their journey so far and gain an understanding of the importance of co-production and engaging local communities in this work.

 Chair: Dr Shubulade Smith, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Rajesh Mohan, Royal College of Psychiatrists

The background and development of the Advancing Mental Health Equality resource - Laura-Louise Arundell, Lead Researcher and Developer, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Advancing mental health equality using a quality improvement approach -Quality Improvement Coach and participating team

The importance of co-production in advancing mental health equality - Mark Farmer, Patient and Carer Representative at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Chair of Leicestershire Partnership’s People’s Council

Dr Matt Milarski

Dr Uju Ugochukwu

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