Brent Thrive was created in the height of the covid-19 pandemic by people with lived experience who wanted to connect, to create change, in summary create a mental health friendly borough here in Brent, a place where mental health is confidently discussed, the views of people experiencing wellbeing challenges are heard and acted upon, where services are co-designed and co-delivered. There are mental health services in Brent. We want to make them equally accessible to all, relevant, effective, and crucially that they work for the individual, not the other way around.
In the last few weeks Members have been meeting to discuss their impressions of a number of statutory services e.g. SPA – Single Point of Access, and IAPT Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. We will be meeting up with the managers of these services to discuss whether or not they do what they say on the tin and agree a way that they are high quality effective responses to anyone who wishes to avail of them.