Hertfordshire Mental Health Learning Disability and Autism Partnership
We’re proud to be part of the Hertfordshire Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Health and Care Partnership (MHLDA), an initiative that began in 2020 which aims to utilise the collective knowledge, skills, expertise and resources of organisations and communities, to better support people in Hertfordshire.
Amplifying the voice of those who may not be able to speak up for themselves can impact change.
MHLDA aims to join the work that we do with the work of others to encourage the continued championing of innovative ways to approach health and care services. We look forward to lending the strength of our services and expertise in health and care to the work ahead of us. To learn more about our mental health services, see detail below.
You do not need a GP referral or mental health diagnosis to access our services. Please fill out our self-referral form or get in touch for a physical copy if you want to access our support.
What we offer:
Latest from the partnership:
LGBTQX Health in Hertfordshire Survey 2023
(Survey closes 28/02/2023)
As part of the MHLDA partnership, the Hertfordshire Advancing Equity in Mental Health Steering Group has identified improving mental health within LGBTQX communities as one of its priority areas of focus for 2023-2024.
It is recognised that people from LGBTQX communities are more likely to experience mental illness but are less likely to access or benefit equally from mental health services. Statistics show that suicide within the Trans population is 10x higher than the Cisgender-heterosexual population.
The Steering Group is conducting a survey to understand more about needs and experiences of people from these communities, in order to ensure that equitable mental health services are provided to our Hertfordshire LGBTQX population.
This includes understanding life experiences that have impacted positively or negatively on mental health, including a person’s experience of mental illness, the impact of physical health conditions and treatment experiences on mental health, what people experiences are for accessing mental health services or support received either through the NHS Mental Health services or the voluntary sector, or from local networks and communities of interest.
The survey is being conducted in partnership with Impactful Governance, a LGBTQ+ led organisation, to ensure the safety and confidentiality of responses, so if you are part of the LGBTQX community in Hertfordshire, please consider completing the survey before it closes on 28/02/23.
Posted on: 9th January 2023