University of West of England: Impact report on emotional health and wellbeing

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Summary of report content

This is an impact report by Healthwatch Bristol on the mental health experiences of students following an engagement with the University of the West of England. The report was published October, 2017. Ten people responded to the survey. A set of recommendations were made but the report is not connected to a single provider for response. Summary of recommendations: - GPs should provide more varied solutions to depression including non-medicine based routes - Peer support was found to be important and these groups are encouraged - More information needed on campus related to stress

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General details

Report title 
University of West of England: Impact report on emotional health and wellbeing
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bristol
Date of publication 
Sunday, 1 October, 2017
Type of report 
Impact or progress
Key themes 
Continuity of care
Staff attitudes
Staff levels
Staff training
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Counselling/improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)

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 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
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.