1. What products, services, or partnerships do you currently commission that are aimed to support young mental health products or services?
In partnership with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale CCG commission a range of services within the scope of the Local Transformation Plan (LTP), Emotional Health and Wellbeing,
In addition to the LTP, the CCG also commissions Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
a. What is each one and how much do they cost?
The 17/18 funding is as follows:
CAMHS – £1,714,000 (T3 -South West Yorkshire Mental Health Foundation Trust and T2 – Northpoint Wellbeing Ltd including Eating Disorders – £107k (South West Yorkshire Mental Health Foundation Trust)
CYP Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – £40k (Yorkshire and Humber Training Collaborative – Changed to £40k as per payments spreadsheet
XenZone – Kooth (on line counselling services for 11-25 years olds) – £63,500
b. How often is each one purchased?
There are contracts in place for each service, each with different contract lengths The CCG’s Contracts register can be viewed here: https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/key-documents/#contracts
Funding arrangements for the LTP are on an annual basis.
c. What process do you undergo to commission new products and services for mental health?
The CCG follows a commissioning cycle and principle for commissioning any new services.
In relation to the LTP – The Steering Group (which includes a wide range of stakeholders, including head teachers, voluntary and independent sector) agrees the priorities on an annual basis and any procurement process are followed by CMBC – lead organisation for LTP
d. Who do you currently provision for mental health products/ services? (i.e mental health trusts etc.)
See response for question 1 a
With regard to the LTP, please refer to the document on the CCG website
2. What is the decision making process to purchase or engage with mental health products/services?
a. How much budget do you have each year for mental health services?
Total £35,108,000 Mental Health Spend (inclusive of CYP, Adults, Prescribing and individual care packages
b. Who is responsible for making this decision?
For services funded directly from NHS Calderdale CCG, it is the responsibility of the CCG’s Governing Body to make the decision on service budgets
c. How long does this process take?
Budgets are revised annually; however, if additional funding is allocated to the CCGs the decision to increase budgets may be taken within the financial year.