Health organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale will receive extra mental health funding totalling more than £165,000 this winter.

Eight bids from across the region were successful in attracting further funding from NHS England to offer additional mental health services to help reduce pressure on A&E. The total extra mental health winter allocation comes to £166,234.

North East Lincolnshire was successful in securing more than £55,000 in extra funding for three initiatives. Some £25,000 will be used to fund an additional North East Lincolnshire mental health crisis bed, while £15,741 has been awarded for safe space and £15,050 for home treatment to support liaison workers.

Scarborough and Ryedale has been allocated £37,500 to enhance two teams – the older people’s mental health team and the crisis and home treatment team; while North Lincolnshire received £30,366 to develop a distress brief programme.

Funding worth £17,383 has been allocated for safe space for children and young people in Hull and East Yorkshire, while in York funding to recruit a younger people’s mental health crisis nurse has also been allocated.

Alison Flack, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Transformation Programme Director (Mental Health), said: “Mental health is one of the Partnership’s key priorities and we are working towards ensuring that mental health problems are seen as equally important as physical health ones, and that the services we offer promote the best mental health for our local population.

“Winter can impact greatly on a person’s mental health, which is why we’re pleased to receive this extra funding from NHS England which will make a positive difference in our local communities.”

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