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We understand that when people have complex needs, their mental health can deteriorate. Because of this, we’re partnering with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) to launch North Cumbria’s first initiative to support people on CNTW’s Community Treatment Team (CTT) waiting list.

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new partnership with CNTW, which will provide non-clinical, emotional and practical support to people in Cumbria who are waiting to be supported by CNTW’s CTT.

We’re incredibly passionate about the power of lived experience within our workforce. Our specialist team of mental health support workers will provide people with the emotional support they need, as well as practical support for the practical issues that are contributing to their distress. The service will provide additional support to people waiting for clinical treatment, and will create capacity in the NHS CTT to help more people with complex mental health needs who need clinical treatment. We’ll also be working alongside other mental health providers and community services, so people can access the tools they need to stay well in the future.

We’ll be working in partnership with CNTW to meet the specific needs of the unique urban and rural areas and communities across North Cumbria. We’ll also work closely with the vibrant local voluntary sector, whose work is a vital lifeline to North Cumbria residents.

Adam, Chief Executive at Everyturn, shares his thoughts on this important partnership and service,

“I am delighted to continue our partnership with CNTW to deliver our waiting list service in North Cumbria. We understand the increasing pressures Community Treatment Teams face, especially in such a unique rural area. By offering this additional support, we can ensure that no one in North Cumbria struggles alone.”

“I am looking forward to working with our local partners to get this programme off the ground and make a real difference to the mental health and wellbeing of the communities in North Cumbria.”

We co-created the first waiting list support service with CNTW to support people in Sunderland and South Tyneside. In the year before this initiative, Sunderland and South Tyneside CTTs experienced a 37% increase in people awaiting treatment for more than 18 weeks. After the first year of our service, the CTT waiting list reduced from 200 people waiting for up to 2 years, to only 85 people waiting 6 months.

We’re really looking forward to the positive impact that this new initiative will have on the area and communities across North Cumbria.

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