The Wellbeing Service Working Together for Change
The Barnet Wellbeing Service was established as a collective process between people who use mental health services, voluntary and community sector organisations, the health service, and Barnet Council. Our aim with the Wellbeing Service is to support the transition of services and the focus of care away from what is the matter with you?’ towards ‘what matters to you?’
North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group commissions the service. CommUNITY Barnet was appointed in 2018 to oversee this partnership and to act as the prime contractor. The success of the service is due to the partnerships and collaborative arrangements with Voluntary and Community Organisations committed to supporting Barnet residents experiencing poor emotional and mental health.
Barnet Wellbeing Service consists of three parts:
Barnet Wellbeing Hub – The ‘front door’ delivered by Meridian Wellbeing. This provides a single point of access to the whole Wellbeing Service.
Community Interventions – Wellbeing workshops delivered by New Citizens Gateway, counselling services delivered by Mind in Enfield and Barnet and wellbeing services for young people aged between 18-25 years delivered by Barnet Young People Thrive, recovery college delivered by Mind in Enfield and Barnet and Barnet Friends amongst other services.
Clinical Support – A blended offer from Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health Trust and VCS partners delivered by clinicians offering IAPT therapeutic services, psychoeducational workshops, and webinars.