How do you help yourself and others to keep emotionally well?

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Summary of report content

Following the engagement they undertook on mental health for the NHS Long Term Plan Healthwatch Doncaster undertook engagement events at Pride and the Recovery Games to explore this topic more fully on 16 and 17 August 2019.  In total they spoke to 55 people.

The research explores the following themes:

  • How people support others and themselves struggling with emotional health
  • How equipped people supporting others feel they are able to do so and how they look after themselves
  • Experiences of services in Doncaster, including gaps in emotional and mental health support

The report contains 5 recommendations to address the issues raised.

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General details

Report title 
How do you help yourself and others to keep emotionally well?
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Doncaster
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 16 August, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 17 August, 2019
Key themes 
Health inequalities
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Staff attitudes

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
Mental health services 
Community mental health team (CMHT)

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 

Outcomes and impact

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? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.