In November 2017, BACP met with senior representatives of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP), the organisation tasked with delivering the historic reconfiguration of Manchester’s health and social care systems.

We agreed to work together on the delivery of the new Greater Manchester Mental Health Strategy, a key part of their extensive Health and Social Care plan. They see counselling and psychotherapy as critical interventions and we have a unique opportunity to help shape their plans.


We need your support

We have agreed to collaborate with GMHSCP to ensure the growing need for mental health support in the area can be better met by trained BACP practitioners.

To help us develop practical plans, we need BACP members in Greater Manchester to provide details of their current work and future aspirations. This information will be used to help us identify the opportunities and the challenges, and will inform the implementation of the Strategy.

Thanks for your help

Over 280 members in Greater Manchester took part in a workplace survey to help us understand:

  • what client groups they are working with now
  • what groups they would like to work with in future
  • their willingness and ability to take on further work in Greater Manchester
  • their suggestions on how GMHSCP can improve the provision of counselling

The survey closed on 14 February 2018 and we are now analysing the data. 

We'll be providing regular updates here on the results of the survey and the development of the Strategy as our work progresses.