Summary of report contentFrom looking at key statistics on both a local and national level, Healthwatch Lancashire identified a need to conduct a project around mental health in the area. The objective of this project is that the intelligence gathered will feed into and inform the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria mental health work stream over the next five years, as well as other mental health services and wider services. Healthwatch Lancashire undertook 26 Care Circle and 9 Pop Up engagement activities across Lancashire. The findings show that residents of Lancashire feel that they have a good understanding of the term ‘mental health’, although this understanding largely centres around ‘illness’ as opposed to ‘wellbeing’. They found that many people have been affected by mental ill health or self-harm, both directly and indirectly, further confirming that the topic of mental health is very relevant for and important to the people of Lancashire. No specific recommendations were made and it includes no responses from service providers.
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Access to Mental Health Services report
Date of publication
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
Type of report
Consent to care and treatment
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
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If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Primary care services
Urgent care services
Mental health services
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service
Types of disabilities
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
Number of people who shared their views
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Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?