Summary of report contentThis 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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Mens health and wellbeing
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
Lifestyle and wellbeing
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Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
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)
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
Number of people who shared their views
All people 18 and over
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Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
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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?