Boost for Bristol mental health services as Vita Health Group is chosen to improve care

Vita Health Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of high quality mental health services is set to help people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, following a competitive NHS tender process

by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor on 1 July 2019 06:51

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Bristol is set to receive a major boost in mental health support and resources, after Vita Health Group, a leading UK provider of mental health solutions was selected to provide services to the local area following a competitive tender process with the NHS.

The group, which already works with local organisations The Bluebell Care Trust and Windmill Hill City Farm, which operate in the area, is set to launch a professional programme which includes high quality care for those tackling depression.

Vita Health Group is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The British Psychological Society, and currently holds the NHS IAPT contract for Basildon and Brentwood CCG, as well as providing talking therapies services on behalf of a number of other NHS organisations.

Medical director Martin Jones, from the CCG, stated that the Vita Health Group has, “An excellent track record of delivering accredited psychological therapies in other parts of the country".

Derrick Farrell, CEO, Vita Health Group said, “Tackling mental health is a huge challenge for many people across the country and our professional standards, services and expertise will ensure local people get the right care, in the right place at the right time.”

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