Surviving or thriving? Report: How you look after your mental health

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Slough saw from local data that the prevalence of mental health conditions in Slough is rising. Healthwatch Slough was invited to participate in a series of mental health awareness activities by Slough Libraries in May 2017. This report sets out what people told them about mental health along with some tips on how to look after your own mental wellbeing. They created a survey which was completed by 22 12 - 21 year old which asked six questions: What do you do to keep yourself happy? What do you do to keep yourself well? Who do you speak to when you are feeling low or down? Have you heard of these words/terminology? Do you know where to access information about keeping well? They also created a comments for which was filled out by 40 people. This report shows the findings and also includes a comprehensive set of tips to look after your mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.

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General details

Report title 
Surviving or thriving? Report: How you look after your mental health
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Slough
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 8 May, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 14 May, 2017
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-1692

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Not known
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Slough Libraries, Slough borough council, Active Slough
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Survey
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
62
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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? 
Not known
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not known
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? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not known
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.