The Hertfordshire Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Health and Care Partnership (MHLDA) brings together the NHS, local government, and the voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sectors to deliver a shared vision – “Supporting people living with a mental illness, learning disability, and/or autism in Hertfordshire to live longer, happier and healthier lives.”
Since its inception in 2020, the Hertfordshire Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Health and Care Partnership* has developed initiatives which harness the collective knowledge, skills, expertise and resources of partner organisations and communities to better support people in Hertfordshire.
The partnership’s areas of focus and responsibility include:
- Transforming pathways of care and support
- Designing strategic solutions for conditions that impact individuals with mental illness, learning disabilities, or autism
- Leading on prevention and positive health and wellbeing
By focusing on the needs of those with mental health, learning disabilities, and/or autism within Hertfordshire, we will tackle inequalities in health outcomes and access, deliver high-quality support and services, and prevent more people from becoming unwell by promoting positive health and wellbeing. We will achieve this by working in co-production with people with lived experience, health and care staff, as well as communities and partner organisations ensuring that we respect what matters to service users, their families, and communities.
Our partners include:
- Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
- Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
- West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust
- Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board
- Hertfordshire County Council
- Carers in Hertfordshire
- Herts Mind Network
- Mind in Mid Herts
- Healthwatch Hertfordshire
- Change Grow Live
The partnership works with community partners to ensure that the quality of care provided to those with mental illness, learning disabilities, and autism are respected and considered through all areas of health and social care services provided.
To find out more and get involved in improving care and opportunities for people with mental illness, learning disabilities, and autism, please email Ed Knowles, Development Director for the Hertfordshire Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Health and Care Partnership.
*Name changed from a 'collaborative' to a 'health and care partnership' in November 2022.