Mental and emotional wellbeing report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Tameside carried out a survey to look at the impact of the pandemic on people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. They wanted to know how people were feeling as the lockdown restrictions eased.

The survey responses showed that although lockdown had ended and restrictions were eased, people’s mental and emotional wellbeing were still affected by COVID-19. Many of these people have not asked for help. They heard about the impact of COVID-19, not just on mental and emotional wellbeing, but on people’s physical health too.

The survey also showed what was important to people, and what would help them to feel better. It showed the importance of being in contact with other people, especially friends and family. People valued being able to go out, visit places, and take part in activities. Some people said they may need counselling.

Healthwatch Tameside have recommended that services need to be able to provide care without a long waiting list, and alternative types of support should be considered.

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General details

Report title 
Mental and emotional wellbeing report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Tameside
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 14 December, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 April, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 31 July, 2021
Key themes 
Lifestyle and wellbeing

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Primary research method used 
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
Social care services 
Day care (social care services)
Community services 
Community based services for people with mental health needs

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Sexual orientation 
Prefer not to say
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? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
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? 
Not applicable
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.