New resource: Allied Health Professionals offer in mental health settings explained

The NHS Long Term Plan describes Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) as playing a central role in person-centred care to help meet the changing demands the NHS is facing. Across NHS mental health services in England, an estimated 27,000 (WTE) new mental health posts will be needed to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions.

HEE has recently published a new infographic to demonstrate to employers and workforce planners how AHPs, which are the third-largest workforce in the NHS, can make a unique contribution to mental health services. It also explains how AHPs can be deployed into mental health settings to lead health promotion, provide early intervention, deliver expert rehabilitation, tackle health inequalities and support recovery.

The infographic, co-designed with the AHP Mental Health and Learning Disability Observatory, shows how patients, service users and families can benefit from the holistic AHP support for their health and care needs.

The resource explaining the AHP offer in learning disability settings will launch in the coming months. To find out more, visit the AHPs mental health webpage.

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