PLANS to improve services for people with mental health issues have been unveiled.
The area’s health trust has joined forces with Kirklees Council to create the New Dawn strategy for people with mental health problems.
It sets the vision for users and highlights the services available to them, from health advice to art classes.
This Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy involves Kirklees Primary Care Trust and the council working together.
It was launched at the Textile Centre of Excellence at Bradley Mills.
Clr Margaret Bates, Kirklees Cabinet’s member for adult services, said: “It is important that people with a mental health concern get the help and support they need to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.
“It is essential that organisations and people using services know what help and support is available in Kirklees.”
At the strategy’s launch health bosses highlighted their vision about the importance of improving mental health services.
The aim is to help local people with mental health issues maintain and improve their wellbeing.
Users will be given more information about services, including health, education and community projects.
Health leaders also hope their work over the next few years will reduce the stigma and improve public perception about people with mental health issues.
Groups involved include Sound Jata, which brings music and theatre to people; Mental Health Matters, which supports patients in their day-to-day life; and Out of the Blue, which offers photography, music, drama and art.