Commissioning of mental health and well being services

Closed 1 Aug 2014

Opened 1 Apr 2014

Results expected 31 Dec 2014


Commissioning is the term used for all the activities involved in assessing and forecasting needs, agreeing desired outcomes, considering options, planning the nature, range and quality of future services and working in partnership to put these in place.

The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian currently commission a number of different types of services to promote mental health and wellbeing.

The Council has previously consulted with service users and carers about the kinds of services we should commission. From this, we agreed that any commissioned services will follow certain principles. These principles are that services will:

· be personalised and offer choice

· promote wellbeing and independence through to the end of life

· see unpaid carers as equal partners

· be inclusive to all members of the community

· provide equality of opportunity

· provide best value for service users, carers, the Council and NHS Lothian

Why We Are Consulting

Since that consultation, the law about how the Council provides services has changed, and this will also affect the kind of mental health and wellbeing services that are commissioned.

We want to hear the views of service providers and service users and carers about the services that should be commissioned over the next five years to promote good mental health and wellbeing in Edinburgh.

What Happens Next

The survey responses will help shape the joint Council and NHS Lothian commissioning plan for mental health and well being services. The plan will be completed by the end of October 2014. This will then be circulated for consultation in November 2014 and the final plan will go to committee in December 2014.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people
  • Licence holders


  • All interests