Mental Health and Learning Disabilities – case studies

Our award winning team has over 60 years experience in mental health and learning disabilities and has worked with a large number of NHS and local government organisations across England and Wales, supporting them to commission and deliver outcome-focused mental health services.

Click on the links below to download PDFs of some of our case studies.

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Mental Health Safer Spaces – children and young people

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust



NHSE put a call out to the eight urgent and emergency care (UEC) Vanguards nationally to pilot a mental health accelerator for children and young people (CYP) to improve the experience of crisis mental health liaison services for CYP, and to inform national standards for CYP in mental health crisis.

Healthy Child Programme 0–19 and CAMHS Transformation Programme

Kirklees Council, Greater Huddersfield CCG and North Kirklees CCG


Attain was engaged to support Kirklees Council, Greater Huddersfield CCG and North Kirklees CCG in the programme management of a whole system/integrated approach to children and family services under the banner of ‘Health Child Programme 0–19’, from January 2016 with the ambition for a new model to ‘go live’ April 2017.

Longitudinal review of learning disabilities services

NHS Rotherham CCG

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An initial review in 2014 of the LD Assessment and Treatment Unit (ATU) provision, with recommendations for a new model of provision, QIPP savings and investment into community services that was then the basis for a review of the LD community services commissioned by the CCG. The combined results of these reviews were then progressed out to public consultation regarding proposed changes to the LD services in Rotherham.

Pan Essex Collaborative Procurement – CAMHS

Seven Essex CCGs, Essex County Council, Southend on Sea Borough Council and Thurrock Council


An integrated CAMHS project with seven Essex CCGs, Essex County Council, Thurrock Council and Southend on Sea Borough Council.

Strategy for adult mental health

NHS Bassetlaw CCG

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The CCG commissioned Attain to produce a dynamic five year mental health strategy that demonstrated vision and ambition and supported the development of a gold standard mental health service that included primary care, specialist community services and acute mental health services.

Adult mental health services review

NHS Doncaster CCG

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The project was to undertake a review of mental health services, which included: delivery models and pathways employed by its main providers, including objectives and rationale; patient activity including demand and need for services; and the quality of services provided by its main providers including improved information on outcomes for patients and key clinical and reputational risks.

Mental health/learning disabilities low and medium secure

NHS Wales

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Attain provided a strategic advice for the commissioning and procurement of mental health services for the population of Wales. Project objectives were to improve quality standards of care whilst reducing overall costs in order to enable re-investment in services.

IAPT and access to secondary MH services

A CCG in North Yorkshire and Humber


A review of IAPT services and the Single Point of Access, which facilitates access to both IAPT services and secondary mental health services, was commissioned by a local CCG, due to concerns about the performance of the services in relation to access and delivering meaningful outcomes.

Mental health and immediate care services procurement


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There was a requirement to re-commission community and mental health services as contracts were coming to an end. The CCG had a desire to integrate services and improve quality of service through updated specifications and KPIs.

Mental health main provider contract review

NHS Wigan Borough CCG

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As part of the review of performance of their main mental health provider, Wigan Borough CCG asked Attain to help them to understand: how the organisation benchmarks against its peer group across services; current demand and anticipated future demand for the services provided; and required acute bed capacity to meet current and future demand.