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Must know: Is your council doing all it can to improve mental health?

Mental health problems are on the increase, with a rising demand on services and increasing complexity of need. This was happening before COVID-19, but the pandemic has undoubtedly made the situation worse. Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health and need to continue to invest in this to ensure good mental health in their communities.

supporting children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing

Supporting children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing

The following case studies stand as examples of good practice, success stories and promising initiatives in supporting young people with their mental health.

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A whole household approach to young people’s mental health: A ‘must know’ guide for local councillors

This guide sets out the vital information local leaders need to know about supporting young people’s mental health. A whole household approach to young people’s mental health recognises the important roles that parents, carers or siblings can play in supporting young people’s mental health.

Must know: suicide prevention COVER

Must know: suicide prevention

Suicide is a major issue for society and a leading cause of years of life lost. There were 5,021 deaths from suicide registered in England in 2018 and for every person who dies at least ten people are affected.

Councillor development
Suicide prevention sector led improvement prospectus 2019/20 COVER

Suicide prevention sector-led improvement prospectus 2019/20

This sector-led improvement programme is an opportunity for councils and their partners to access leading expertise, learn from one another and share good practice.

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Being mindful of mental health - the role of local government in mental health and wellbeing

This report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the people in our communities.

Suicide prevention: a guide for local authorities

Suicide prevention: a guide for local authorities

It goes without saying each and every suicide that takes place is a tragedy. On average in England 13 people take their own lives every day.

Transforming Care (Must Knows)

Use your leadership role to ensure that this issue remains an urgent priority for your council and your local partners.

Councillor development

Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils

An executive summary of the guidance on dementia friendly communities for councils has also been produced by the LGA and Innovations in Dementia:

Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.

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