Issue details

Overview and Scrutiny Review of Mental Health

To consider the recommendations of the review into mental health. The review seeks to understand how clients access primary care and community sector providers and address any barriers to accessing these services.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/11/2021

Decision due: 26 Apr 2022 by Executive

Lead member: Michael Gibson, Chair of Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel and Voluntary Sector Champion

Lead director: Executive Director: Delivery

Department: Delivery

Contact: Kevin Gibbs, Executive Director: Communities Email:

Consultation process

Meetings and interviews


From NHS Frimley CCG: Director for Mental Health, Transformation Manager (Mental Health and Learning Disabilities) Bracknell Forest, Clinical Lead Mental Health, Head of Berkshire IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) & Mental Health Access Services.

From Bracknell Forest Council: Executive Member Adult Services, Health and Housing, Executive Director: People, Assistant Director: Mental Health & Out of Hours Consultant in Public Health, Development Manager Mental Health, Social Prescriber.

Interim Chief Executive Officer – Involve, local third sector providers of mental care support, users of primary care and third sector support, Overview and Scrutiny Commission

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director, Delivery.

Financial Impact: The review seeks to engage and influence local health partners for the benefit of residents. It is not anticipated there will be any financial implications for Bracknell Forest Council arising from the recommendations. However, any council resources that may be required to undertake recommendations will either be a) confirmed as remaining within existing approved budgets, b) fully costed or c) identified as requiring a feasibility study to be completed


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