As a unique group of organisations working together to bring psychological therapies to the NHS and improve access for all whoneed them, the New Savoy Partnership is delighted to support the Risk Awareness and Management Programme (RAMP). Our joint mission is to ensure people of all ages and backgrounds who need psychological therapy can have appropriate and timelysupport, delivered by therapists with the right skills, through the NHS.As a group of organisations committed to excellence in the quality of the services we offer it is appropriate to have a documentsuch as this, which provides guidelines on good practices to organisations delivering mental well-being services online.People know they have to take responsibility for their own mental health, and the digital world offers an unprecedentedopportunity for those bearing the distress of an emergent or existing mental health problem to nd support and information at theearliest possible stage. However, people often also need, expect and are entitled to support from mental health services duringtheir journey towards recovery. To date, there can only be a limited condence in what they discover online. For many people itwill often be difcult to distinguish the helpful from the less so. And for commissioners and clinicians it will often not be easy tonavigate their way in a fast-moving market.The RAMP initiative is relevant to mental well-being providers who wish to offer the highest quality of online services, and topeople who wish to nd and choose support that suits them, knowing it will meet approved standards.I warmly thank those who have worked hard to produce these guidelines, and commend them to you as an important contributiontowards realising the ambitions of the New Savoy Declaration.
Jeremy Clarke, Chair of the New Savoy Partnership