Mental Health Services Review


Summary

We are working with Bath and North East Somerset Council to review how we can improve community mental health services.

Last year, we asked people to tell us what is working well in current services, what could be improved, and where there are gaps. You can read a summary of what people told us in the ‘Engagement Report’ below.

We are now exploring different options for how services could be delivered in the future and we need your help. Find out how you can get involved below.

 

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Please note, this information can all be made available in a range of languages, large print, Braille, or on CD/tape. To request an alternative format, please email banes.yourvoice@nhs.net or call 01225 831 800.

The mental health review is looking at the way community mental health services are delivered locally, so we can decide what improvements need to be made in the future.

This will build on the priorities that were identified in the your care, your way review of community health and care services in 2016-17, and help us to achieve positive changes in mental health and wellbeing provision for people living in B&NES.

Find out how you can get involved now.

What the public have told us so far

The review began last summer, when we asked people to tell us what is working well in current services, what could be improved, and where there are gaps.

During this first phase of engagement, we held over 60 face-to-face meetings and focus groups and received more than 100 survey responses from people who use services, those who care for them, those who provide services and the general public.

Last year, people told us that community mental health services must:

Focus on preventing people from escalating into crisis
• Improve community-based support
• Drive parity of esteem (equal value) between medical and social interventions
• Improve transitions from children to adult community mental health services
• Make sure that services work together more effectively, and
• Improve the signposting of services.

A huge thank you to everyone who filled in our survey or met with us to share your experiences of community mental health services.

You can read a summary of what people told us in the ‘Engagement Report’ on the right hand side of this page.

 

  • Six working groups are taking the review forward. These are made up of staff from the Council and CCG, Virgin Care, service providers, voluntary sector representatives and Community Champions – who represent the public.

The groups are looking at everything people have told us is important to them and developing options for how community mental health services could be delivered in the future.

  • We are holding workshops in June 2018 and are inviting people who use services, those who care for and support them, those who deliver services, and interested members of the public to come along and share their views.

Find out more and book a place here.

You can see a list of the different working groups in the ‘Mental Health Review workstreams summary’ here.

  • We will hold a public consultation in July-August 2018 and ask you what you think of these different options for delivering community mental health services locally.
  • We will choose a final service model, based on public feedback, which will be developed and put in place in April 2019.

Come and share your views at our drop-in

Do you use mental health services in B&NES or support someone who does?

Do you have ideas about how people could be better supported with their emotional health and wellbeing?

Come along to our evening drop-in and have a chat about how you think community mental health services could be improved:

6.30-8.30pm, Monday 18 June, (pizza will be provided)
Community Space, Keynsham Library, Temple Street, Keynsham, BS31 1FS
Register here

If you have any question about the drop-in or the mental health review, please email banes.yourvoice@nhs.net or call 01225 831 861.

Are you a young person aged 16-25? Answer this question…

Tell us – If you were in charge of an emotional health and wellbeing service for young people aged 16-25, what support would you offer and how?

Here are the different ways you can share your answers with us:

Fill in our poll:
1. Go to Slido.com
2. Enter the code #wellbeing
3. Click on ‘Polls’
4. Type your answer and press send.

Or, fill in this sheet and email it to us at: banes.yourvoice@nhs.net. You can also send it to us in the post at: Communications and Engagement Team, NHS Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, St. Martins Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath, BA2 5RP

Or call us for a chat on: 01225 831 861

Please send your feedback to us by Friday 13 July 2018