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Transforming Mental Health in Richmond - Event Report
On November 9th 2017, Healthwatch Richmond ran an event explaining changes to mental health care with the aim of engaging more widely with the people of Richmond, sharing the commissioners’ and providers’ plans, gaining people’s views and addressing any key issues that had not been identified by earlier engagement run by the commissioners or providers. This work was commissioned by Richmond CCG to serve as a public facing continuation their engagement on mental health.
Almost 150 people registered an interest in the event and 109 people attended on the day contributing around 140 comments during the events discussion groups, Q&A session or via written feedback. People attending the event represented a wide range of people who used services themselves, carers, interested members of the public and professionals from NHS/social care and the voluntary sector.
Feedback from the event covered a range of issues including:
- Crisis Care
- Children & Young People
- Service provision/ways of working
- Access to services
- People with autism
- Signposting/Access to information
- Wider determinants (including housing and benefits)
- Acute Care
- Older people’s care
- Community Care
- Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
- Prevention and Wellbeing
- Equal opportunities
- Primary Care
We've asked Richmond CCG to provide a response to the report and will publish this in the new year once this is received.