Summary of report contentHealthwatch Devon carried out conducted a survey and supported 5 workshops to obtain people’s views on new proposals for community opportunities. They recorded the views of 206 respondents. The feedback received was used to inform the drafting of service specifications. There were a number of different themes that emerged from the views of the respondents. 73% of respondents wanted greater choice in adult mental health services. There was an acknowledgement that people appreciated current services that were available. The majority of respondents indicated that they wanted services to be available all the time, but recognised that this was not viable. Respondents also signalled that current mental health services are too complicated and support to better navigate this would be helpful. Other themes that emerged included the need for support to access services and the consideration of linking up with other community provision. The report did not make any recommendations.
Would you like to look at:
Mental health summary report
Date of publication
Thursday, 12 March, 2015
Date evidence capture began
Thursday, 1 January, 2015
Date evidence capture finished
Sunday, 8 March, 2015
Type of report
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Mental health services
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Mental health crisis service
Psychiatry / mental health (other services)
Community based services for people with mental health needs
Types of disabilities
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
Number of people who shared their views
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
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?
What type of impact was determined?