Report on the data collected by Healthwatch Oldham at our Low Mood, Anxiety and Depression Forum held in January 2017

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Summary of report content

This report brings together all the data collected by Healthwatch Oldham during their January 2017 Healthwatch Forum which focused on low mood, anxiety and depression. Healthwatch Oldham hold a Forum every quarter and each event focuses on a different health and social care subject to provide information, support and obtain feedback from attendees’ experiences of the specific subject. In this forum, data was collected to help identify both positive and negative patterns and trends in relation to people’s understanding and feelings on low mood, anxiety and depression. These patterns and trends help to understand how people feel about their understanding of their own mental health and understand the support that is available in the area. Based on the answers provided within the questionnaire, Healthwatch Oldham made the following recommendations: • That this report is shared with local partners and that they feedback actions taken which arise from this information to Healthwatch Oldham. • Healthcare professionals continue to communicate the benefits of accessing support services (as well as any medication which is deemed necessary) as these seem to be popular with people who have low mood, anxiety and/or depression. • Healthcare providers and other partners, working in partnership with Healthwatch Oldham, continue to provide people with accurate and up to date information on services which can support people with their mental health. • Healthcare providers and other partners, working in partnership with Healthwatch Oldham, continue to promote actions for a healthier lifestyle and show the benefits to encourage people to take the required actions to help people’s mental wellbeing. • Healthcare providers and other partners, working in partnership with Healthwatch Oldham, try to improve their understanding about how people can feel more accepted in talking to people about their mental wellbeing to reduce their risk of developing more complex mental health conditions.

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General details

Report title 
Report on the data collected by Healthwatch Oldham at our Low Mood, Anxiety and Depression Forum held in January 2017
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Oldham
Date of publication 
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 5 June, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 5 June, 2017
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Booking appointments
Communication between staff and patients
Devolution of services
Engagement
Health promotion
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Quality of care
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-1056

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Deliberative event
How was the information collected? 
Survey

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 
88
Age group 
All
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Other
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Yes
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
Does the information include other people's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
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.