New Horizons: A shared vision for mental health

New Horizons is a cross-government action programme, produced by the Department of Health and including commitments to action by 11 government departments.

For the first time it sets out a new approach with the twin aims of improving people's quality of life and well-being, and improving the quality and accessibility of services for people with poor mental health.

It covers both working age adults and older people and is based around themes :

  • prevention of mental ill health and promoting mental health
  • early intervention
  • tackling stigma
  • strengthening transitions
  • personalised care
  • innovation

It addresses housing and highlights the needs of homeless people.