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The Bradford District Mental Health Strategy

The Born in Bradford project - a health-focused longitudinal study that tracks the lives of thousands of families in Bradford

The Born in Bradford project is a health-focused longitudinal study that tracks the lives of thousands of families in Bradford.

Find out more about the project using the link below.

The video is presented by Aamnah Rahman. Aamnah is Research Fellow on the Born in Bradford project, based at the Braford Institute for Health Research in the North of England.

Aamanah believes that most ‘healthcare’, including mental health support and the promotion of better mental health, is accessed through informal social networks and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations – and not through statutory service providers such as the NHS.

In this step, Aamnah describes the Bradford District Mental Health Strategy (link below), which sets out collaborative working between the statutory sector (NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Bradford Council) and VCS organisations to promote mental health and provide support services for local communities in the district. Aamanah thinks that collaboration and co-learning between the statutory sector and VCS can have a positive impact on support services for mental health problems and that this strategy is an example of good practice for other British cities.

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Born in Bradford Project.

Mental wellbeing in Bradford district and Craven: a strategy 2016-2021. Bradford Council.

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Can you think of one benefit to statutory and voluntary and community organisations working together? Can you think of any drawbacks or challenges to this approach to mental health support? Share your ideas below.

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