Bassetlaw is set to see more than £4m invested in mental health services according to the district’s clinical commissioning group (CCG).
The investment is in line with the NHS’ long term plan and is said to mean that better urgent and community services will be made available for people in Bassetlaw.
Over the next three years, the CCG hopes that the money invested will allow residents to have quicker and easier access to the support they need.
Dr Eric Kelly, chair at NHS Bassetlaw CCG, said: “We have realised the challenges that many people have faced as a result of coronavirus.
“We are working closely with our community partners to develop local services that will support local people to remain resilient and get the help they need when they need it.
“We are working with a wide range of partner organisations from our community that mean Bassetlaw residents will continue to have access to high-quality locally based services such as bereavement support, support for children and young people and services for those with anxiety or severe mental health conditions are available in Bassetlaw. This includes ongoing access to 24/7 crisis support.”
The news of investment in mental health services comes just over a month after it was revealed that plans had been drawn up to close the mental health facilities in Bassetlaw and move them to Mansfield.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be one of the lead providers, working in partnership with other organisations, to provide mental health services to residents.
Dr Julie Attfield, executive director for local mental health services at Nottinghamshire Healthcare, said: “This significant new investment by Bassetlaw CCG will really make a difference to local people, their families and carers.
“It means we can expand and build on the services we offer in Bassetlaw to support people with their mental health, particularly in enabling people to be supported in the community and at home, with shorter wait times and easier access to help when it is needed.”
Bassetlaw CCG is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services on behalf of the area’s 116,000 patients.
The CCG is now asking people to submit their views on their proposals here.