Report on the data collected by Healthwatch Oldham at our Low Mood, Anxiety and Depression Forum held in January 2017Download (PDF 582KB)
Summary of report contentThis 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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Report on the data collected by Healthwatch Oldham at our Low Mood, Anxiety and Depression Forum held in January 2017
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
Communication between staff and patients
Devolution of services
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
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
All care professionals
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?