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Decision details

Sheffield Mental Health Guide

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

The report is about re-commissioning a website providing advice and information about mental health services available in Sheffield.

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member:-

 

  • approves the re-commissioning of the Sheffield Mental Health Guide;

·         approves the procurement strategy as set out in the report;

·         delegates authority to the Director of Commissioning, Communities, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services to determine the exact form of tender including contract terms; and

·         delegates authority to the Director of Commissioning, Communities, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services to award the contract following the tender process.

 

Reasons for the decision:

The Sheffield Mental Health Guide is a tailored, flexible and affordable source of information to Sheffield residents about how to deal with mental health problems, which will affect one in four people at some stage in their life.

Alternative options considered:

a)    To not produce dedicated mental health information.

 

This would remove a source of tailored information for those experiencing mental health problems. This is not in line with our commitment to the Crisis Care Concordat. Other websites cannot fill the gap. For example the Sheffield Directory has too broad a remit and NHS Choices does not include information on local services.

 

b)    To produce printed materials

 

This would be expensive and such materials would quickly go out of date.

Publication date: 14/09/2016

Date of decision: 14/09/2016

Effective from: 21/09/2016

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