The Suffolk VASP (Voluntary and Statutory Partnership) for Mental Health is a local network for anyone with an interest in mental health.
VASP meetings take place across Suffolk to enable local organisations across the voluntary and statutory sectors to:
Identify gaps in services
Raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing services across Suffolk
First set up nearly 15 years ago, the network is recognised by many as a reliable voice for service providers, government bodies, charitable organisations, practitioners, carers and users of mental health related services alike.
The VASP is not a charity or a constituted body and, while it receives no direct funding, it is greatly supported and sustained by the large number of individuals and organisations committed to the benefits of working in partnership.
As a collective, the VASP continues to make a significant difference to mental health services across Suffolk through improved communication and pooled resources.
The VASP is an open forum – anyone with an interest in mental health is welcome to get involved, with meetings regularly taking place in several locations across Suffolk.
Locality VASP meetings
Locality based VASP meetings regularly take place throughout Suffolk and focus on issues of particular interest to the local area. They take place in;
- West Suffolk
- Suffolk Coastal – Melton
- Mid Suffolk
Meeting dates, times and venues can be found on the VASP website by clicking on the following link;
A downloadable and print version of the VASP Locality Calendar can be accessed through this link;
The Strategic County VASP
This meets four times a year. The localities feedback any local concerns to this meeting so that issues of a countywide nature can be identified and addressed.
Meeting dates for 2018
- Monday 12th March 2018
- Monday 11th June 2018
- Monday 10th September 2018
- Monday 10th December 2018
Time 10am – 12.30pm
Venue Healthwatch Suffolk, 14 Hill View Business Park, Old Ipswich Road,Claydon, Suffolk IP6 0AJ
Chair – Gill Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
VASP Enquiries – Julia Carr, VASP Coordinator email@example.com