Mental health - the public's number one issue for 2016

77 local Healthwatch have identified mental health services as a key priority for 2016.
Speech mark graphic

Summary

Every year we ask local Healthwatch to tell us what matters most to local people regarding health and social care. This year, mental health came out on top with 77 local Healthwatch identifying it as a priority.

This briefing shows how important it is that people are asked about their experiences of mental health services, and that their feedback is used to inform improvements.

It highlights examples of work local Healthwatch have done with mental health commissioners and providers to ensure that people receive the mental health support they need.

It also provides a useful insight into the current challenges people face in accessing the support they need.

Find out more about what people told us about their experiences of mental health services. 

If you need this report in a different format, please email enquiries@healthwatch.co.ukor call 03000 68 3000.

Mental health -the public's number one issue for 2016