The Community Connectors Programme
The Community Connectors programme launched in June 2022 is an exciting partnership between Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham, Community Links, Aston Mansfield, and East London NHS Foundation Trust.
The programme represents an integral part of the wider programme of work delivered by NHS England which supports the Transformation of Mental Health Services agenda across Newham, and Tower Hamlets working with Primary Care Networks in both Newham and Tower Hamlets to provide support to service users with a ‘focus on what matters to the individual’ , providing support which goes beyond health goals to life goals, delivering support which is closer to home, connecting people to each other and their communities’.
Our community connectors, working as part of a multi-disciplinary teams, work to create pathways of support for service users, and act as the ‘glue’, linking service users in with experts and local assets, as well as supporting work in partnership with external stakeholders to complement interventions. Underpinning our work in this area is:
· Our commitment to work in partnership with our service users to assist in their recovery.
· To actively challenge stigma associated with mental ill health
· To raise awareness of the importance for everyone to look after their mental wellbeing.