Mental Health & Dementia

The Mental Health & Dementia Network builds on the success of the previous Mental Health Network and works closely with the Dementia Alliances.

The Network is made up of members from a wide range of specialisms across all related conditions who share a common aim of wanting to improve patient experience and outcomes.

The Network is always developing and welcomes anyone who has an interest in improving the care for those experiencing poor mental health or dementia to get involved.

The primary objectives of the Network are:

  • Identify and reduce health inequalities in this population
  • Improve access to and quality of services
  • Promote the principles of good mental health and well being
  • Achieve clinical excellence in care by identifying innovative effective practice and supporting its implementation across the Network
  • Actively engage patient, user, carer and public views to inform and shape our work
  • Develop and implement evidence based pathways of care.

The Perinatal Mental Health Network

The PMH Network was established in 2015 and runs its own programme of work while being supported by the Maternity and Mental Health Networks. Visit the Perinatal Mental Health Network section.

Mental Health and Dementia Network Workplan 2017-18

The Network workplan supports the delivery of the NHS England Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Future in Mind.

View the workplan

Mental Health & Dementia Network Manager:

Suzanne Thompson

Mental Health & Dementia Clinical Leads:

  • Mental Health – Dr Angus Bell
  • Dementia – Dr Louise Allan
  • Liaison Mental Health – Dr Philippa Bolton
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) – Dr Guy Dodgson (Regional – for Cumbria & North East)
  • Children & Young People’s Mental Health – Dr Ruth Andrews & Dr Lynne Howey
  • Psychological Therapy – Dr Angela Kennedy
  • Perinatal Mental Health – Dr Andrew Cairns
  • CYP Local Authority Advisor – Richenda Broad