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Five ways local Healthwatch have helped change mental health services


Access to and the quality of mental health services has been raised as a priority by more than half of local Healthwatch, making it the number one issue for 2016.

With the recent Mental Health Taskforce report aiming to improve mental health services, it is vital that the views of local people are heard and included from the beginning. Our mental health briefing gives an insight into the current challenges people face when accessing the support they need. Here are just five examples of how local Healthwatch are already helping to make positive changes to mental health services. 


Our mental health briefing shows how important it is that people are asked about their experiences and that their feedback is used to inform improvements to mental health services. We strongly encourage health and care commissioners and providers to speak to their local Healthwatch to find out what people think about services and how they can be improved.

Read more in our mental health briefing

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