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BOB ICS Mental Health Action Planning Process

The BOB ICS Mental Health Action Planning Process brings together individuals and organisations from the NHS and voluntary sector, aiming to strengthen mutual understanding across sectors, leading to more collaboration between NHS and charity leaders from strategic system conversations to grassroots community action.

The process consists of a trilogy of sessions, each building on the previous session. The third session invites the wider Mental Health Action Group to attend Youth In Mind – Youth in Mind is a vibrant, one-day, professional development and networking opportunity designed to educate and upskill anyone working with children and young people. Jam-packed with practical takeaways, it’s a unique chance to meet and learn from cross-sector peers at the only event in Oxfordshire to link up Thames Valley Police, school staff, youth workers, and anyone working with children and young people. For more information or to secure your place visit Youth In Mind Conference.

The integrated care system (ICS) of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) is one of the national innovator sites for mental health collaboration. Two of the six goals which system leaders have agreed to pursue together in 2024/25 are about mental health and wellbeing among all children and young people, including those who are neurodiverse.  

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The BOB VCSE Health Alliance is increasingly embedded in BOB ICS partnership structures with the ICB, Oxford Health, Berkshire Healthcare and primary care partners. Our NHS partners have an increasing appreciation of the crucial role VCSE plays in supporting the NHS with its current challenges and want to work through the conditions to enable that effectively. 

We have agreed NHS-VCSE partnership principles as follows: growing trust, being purposeful, building inclusivity and foster community. This action planning process is one where we can apply those principles in pursuit of good mental health and wellbeing starting in childhood.

For more information contact stephen@communityimpactbucks.org.uk