Mental Health Service Transformation

Exciting changes are happening for Mental Health Services in Somerset.

The Trust, along with our partners have won a bid to secure £13mil of extra funding to completely transform how we deliver mental health services in the Community.

Our Trust is working with our patients, our commissioners at Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, the voluntary sector and NHS England, to transform services for adults. Over the next three years, we will be investing more in community-based adult mental health care. The funding will be used to bring services closer to communities, giving people quicker and easier access to local services when they need them.

Our plans have been developed in partnership with patients with lived experience of mental ill-health and Somerset's mental health services. It’s the best way we can make sure our services continue to grow and meet the county’s changing needs.

The transformation includes removing the traditional boundaries between mental health services and GP services with a single point of access to help us match patients with the right level of care.

We work on the philosophy of ‘no wrong door’ for accessing services, based upon the i-THRIVE principles of promoting coping skills, and providing the right level of support:

  • Coping – promoting strengths and resilience in communities and neighbourhoods
  • Getting some support – improved access to support and treatment in GP services
  • Getting more support -  closer working between specialist mental health, GP practices and neighbourhood services
  • Risk assessment and management – for those with more severe problems who need community mental health and inpatient services.

Where do you fit in?

With funding and change comes opportunity. We have a range of job vacancies from admin and clerical to service leads waiting to be filled. To find out how you can be a part of this exciting transformational journey, in a beautiful part of the country, view the current job vacancy section below.

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Working with us

If you’re looking for an employer who will empower you, recognise your achievements, support you and provide training to further your career, then joining Somerset Partnership NHS Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust will be a great fit for you.

Whether you are just starting your career, a qualified professional, wanting to move sector or you need a stepping stone to enhance your career, we have a wide variety of roles to suit you. 

Having a good work-life balance is something we as an organisation feel strongly about. It doesn't matter if you're with us on a fixed-term or permanent contract,  we have flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave and access to a wide range of discounts from travel to leisure throughout Somerset and further, so plenty of time to see the sights and take up some new hobbies.

Current Job vacancies

Click the image below to view a live listing of the range of careers we currently have as part of the transformations.