Have your say on mental health services in Nottingham

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking people to have their say on how NHS funds should be spent on adult mental health services in the City.

As a service that represents people that self harm, or the carers of people that self harm, or those experiencing suicide or suicidality we would ask that you find five minutes to give your perspective on services in this area.

A survey has been developed to give people, carers and the wider public the opportunity to say how current mental health services could be improved and what they feel is important for future service planning. To access the surveys, click on the following links, or visit www.nottinghamcityvoices.org:

Service users survey: http://www.surveys.nottinghamcity.nhs.uk/snapwebhost/surveylogin.asp?k=139472520126

Carers survey: http://www.surveys.nottinghamcity.nhs.uk/snapwebhost/surveylogin.asp?k=139472523792

Professionals / Providers survey: http://www.surveys.nottinghamcity.nhs.uk/snapwebhost/surveylogin.asp?k=139472522086

An estimated one in four adults will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives – ranging from serious mental illness to common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Mental health conditions can be highly disabling and impact on working, social and family life.

Feedback from the surveys will form part of a review of existing adult community mental health services and help the CCG in its commissioning of a range of services from April 2015 that:

are accessible to all, including groups within the population who currently find services difficult to use for cultural reasons or because they do not meet their needs
have an emphasis on supporting recovery and promoting independence (safely)
consider each individual’s physical health needs as equally important to their mental health needs
promote seamless referral process, both within and between services

Members of the public who have not used mental health services before are also invited to contribute to find out more about the services available and give feedback on what they think may be missing.

I would be grateful if you could promote this activity within your groups and encourage people to contribute. Please feel free to circulate this email, and the survey links, as widely as possible.

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