Mens health and wellbeing

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Summary of report content

This report was written by Healthwatch Bolton following feedback gathered from men in the Bolton area. Semi structured interviews were used, as well as a discussion group. The report was published November, 2016. It is based on responses and discussions with local people. A total of 106 men were engaged with. Overall sentiment was mixed. The research concerns mental health and the possibilities or lack of to talk about the issues within this area. There is a balance between findings on the difficultly of reaching out and being heard, especially by services, and opportunity for better provision and solutions. A set of recommendations has been made. No response from providers is attached, though this project does not engage with a single provider of services.

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General details

Report title 
Mens health and wellbeing
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bolton
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 1 November, 2016
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 31 October, 2016
Type of report 
Key themes 
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Focus group
Structured interview
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service
Older peoples mental health community service
Psychiatry / mental health (other services)

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
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? 
Not known
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? 

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? 

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.