Local Integrated Partnerships within Kirklees Council pledge to the Equally Well Charter:

Local Integrated Partnerships within Kirklees Council is committed to listening to those in our communities with mental health challenges and tailoring our support to their strengths and needs. We will build positive long-lasting relationships in which people feel valued, supported, motivated and in control.

We aim to achieve this by utilising mental health partnerships based in the heart of communities and by ensuring we facilitate access to those with mental health challenges to programmes and initiatives across our services. We will seek opportunities to co-produce and develop programmes in partnership with those who have lived experience of mental ill-health to support people to make meaningful sustainable change to their lives.

Pledged in August 2021

Michelle Cross, Service Director-Mental Health & Learning Disability said: “There is a significant disconnect between physical and mental health resources in our society which has a direct impact on people‚Äôs health and wellbeing. I am delighted to adopt the Equally Well Charter so we can work together to address this divide and better serve our communities in Kirklees.”