York Pathways: Supporting individuals experiencing mental distress
This case study is one of five exploring how independent charitable funders and local, regional and national public agencies can work together in a given geographic area.
The case studies are part of IVAR’s wider work on place-based funding approaches, which includes Working in Place: A framework for developing and designing place-based funding approaches and Working in Place: Collaborative funding in practice.
York Pathways is a service that supports individuals experiencing a range of mental health support needs, including people who have complex needs such as substance misuse issues or a history of offending. It was set up with the express intention not just to fill gaps in services and reduce demand on the emergency services but to identify where the gaps were and identify long-term solutions for tackling the issues, centered around improving multi-agency relationships and partnerships.